I have been an automotive technician for almost 15 years and have extensive knowledge of many makes and models of vehicles from sub-compact to large trucks and SUVs. Strong understanding and experience using OEM and generic scan tools & diagnostic equipment, using hand tools, air tools, various shop equipment. I have a strong understanding and experience in automotive computer systems, repair manuals, schematics wiring diagrams and specialty tools as well as experience in automotive locksmithing tools including cutting and programming keys/remotes and working in all weather conditions, driving and working out in the elements. I love learning new things and keep expanding my knowledge to become the best I can in this field.
Extra training courses through Nissan Virtual Academy Obtained ASE certifications in: A1 - Engine Repair A3 - Manual Drive Train & Axles A4 - Suspension & Steering A5 - Brakes A6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning A8 - Engine Performance Certification in ASE Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certificate of Excellence at Dakota County Technical College for making the President's list multiple times Used to handling increased workloads and always willing to stay until the job is finished.
Perform inspections and repairs as requested by customer/repair order, diagnose complaints quickly and accurately Relay suggested or needed repairs with quotes to the service advisors Perform any open manufacturer recalls Perform Pre Delivery Inspections (PDI) on the brand new vehicles as required by manufacturer following appropriate checklist Perform Certified Pre-Owned 300pt Inspections (CPO) following manufacturer requirements and ensuring vehicle meets requirements to be certified Assist other techs when needed Ensure shop equipment is up to date and operating properly as well as notifying parts or management if shop supplies are needed.
Communicate with the parts department exactly which parts are needed for repair needed (if not in stock) to ensure correct parts are ordered to prevent longer down time Stay up to date with all manufacturer training and testing to maintain the latest information on vehicles and repair procedures.
Thoroughly inspect all vehicles that come into the shop Perform preventative and routine maintenance Maintain and update shop equipment as needed Accurately diagnose & repair shop cars including road test to confirm complaint and verify the repair Work independently without supervision when working holidays, overtime, or when other techs are sick or on vacation Assist other techs when needed Cut and program keys and remotes Prep brand new cars to be ready for rent including removal of all plastic in and out, perform new vehicle inspections, install license plates Prepare vehicles for auctions ensuring they meet program requirements Responsible for opening and closing shop Perform lift inspections as well as other various safety inspections Order shop supplies when there was low stock including oil filters, brake parts cleaner, gloves, shop towels, hand soap, etc..
Drive to pick up parts when delivery was not available, drive to various locations to diagnose and repair cars out in the field Drive in all weather and traffic conditions.
Sales Floor Team Member, 07/2003 － 04/2004Target － West Saint Paul, MN
Assisted guests on the sales floor.
Stock products in specific department.
Maintain a neat, clean and safe environment for guests.
Back-up cashier at very busy times.
Lube Tech, 06/2002 － 06/2003Saturn of Saint Paul － Inver Grove Heights, MN
Duties included performing oil and filter changes on many different makes and models of cars and light duty trucks, Checking tire condition and inflating to manufacturer specs.
Complete vehicle inspections and notify customer of any concerns.
Also performed tire repairs/replacement, tune-ups, grease the fittings on all vehicles that apply, assisted the senior techs with diagnosing and repairing vehicles Maintained a clean, safe work environment.
Education and Training
05/2008Dakota County Technical College － Rosemount, MN, USAAssociate of Applied ScienceAutomotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science DegreeAutomotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology Received multiple Certificates of Excellence by making the President's List from being a full-time student completing a minimum of 12 credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher
Received the ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate Obtained my ASE certifications
Performed various volunteer work through the automotive program helping those less fortunate with various auto repairs
05/2004Saint Paul College － Saint Paul, MN, USAAssociate of Applied ScienceMicro Computer Support TechnologyMicro Computer Support Technology Attended 2003-2004, studies included computer programming, networking, computer science, computer system assembly, A+ Hardware, A+ Software and generals.