I officially started my diagnostic & repairing machinery life when I joined the U S Navy and was sent to diesel repair school out of boot camp. Because of my mechanical aptitude, I advanced quickly in rank from e1-e5 in 4yrs. My superiors loved the fact that this kid could fix anything, an example would be when I repaired a crane on the ship that had not worked in over a year. From there, I started college and graduated at top of my class. The college got me a job working at Porsche/Audi and while there became friends of the best mechanic I ever knew. He told me one day that in a year or two he thought I would be the better electro/mechanic than him. That was unbelievable to hear that from some guy that was 12 yrs older then me, if I ever had a question about something on a car he would always point at the manuals. I left the Porsche dealer for better pay at Whities Car Care, and Dave, the owner, knew a lot of very wealthy people so we had a wide range of vehicles, from Bentley to Porsche to Toyota and everything in between. Then here comes my buddy from Porsche dealer asking me if I wanted to go into business with him. He had found a shop for sale, I said sure and got financing together but he got cold feet and I went into business for 28yrs by myself. The last 7 yrs of business, the neighborhood changed and all my good clients were moving or passing away, so it was time to do something . So I got my CDL classA and drove a semi for 4yrs which wasn't me being stuck in a truck all day. I have to move around! So I knew my old boss from the Porsche dealer was working at the Volvo dealer and he had told me before I went into the trucking business he could get me on in his company, so that's how i ended up at Volvo north Cincinnati. I worked there until they laid me off in March because of Covid19 killed our business and they were paying me a very good hourly wage for standing around a lot because of no work in shop. Now they want to bring me back flat rate and stand around waiting for cars to come in and I'm not going to spend my day making no money. They didn't mind paying me hourly while we were busy because they were making good money from me. Once Covid19 hit, our business died. So here I am physically and mentally ready to show my ability to repair your equipment, all I ask is you provide me hydraulic, electrical schematics, machinery diagrams and operation manuals. One last thing, 8 more great years of work before retirement!
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