Master Technician with 30 years in gas and diesel engine diagnosis, repair, rebuilding and replacement. Computerized system control diagnostics. Strong leader who educates junior mechanics using unmatched industry expertise. Professional customer service as a repair shop owner. Manager of all aspects of vehicle repair shop including personnel, parts procurement, office management, payroll, quality control
Owned and operated West Brighton Auto Repair on Staten Island. Managed all aspects of Auto repair shop. Achieved and maintained all necessary licensing and permits required to operate in NYC.
NYC Firefighter. Awarded the Battalion Chief Frank Tuttlemundo medal for operations @ 1 WTC Feb.1993
Guided mechanics with decisions concerning repair and replacement of parts. Reviewed the work of five auto mechanics. Ordered accurate amounts of parts and supplies to maintain necessary inventory. Organized work records and filed reports. Complied with state vehicle requirements, including engine safety and combustion control standards. Contributed to repeat and referral business by using strong customer service and problem solving skills. Communicated with customers regarding vehicle issues and potential repairs. Examined vehicles to determine the extent of damage or malfunctions. Followed checklists to verify that all important parts were examined.
Trained at NYC Firefighter Academy at Randalls Island from Oct. 92 to Jan. 93. Assigned to Engine 18 Manhattan 1993. Transferred to Ladder 3 Manhattan 1997. Retired March 2001 from line of duty injury.
Took a written and practical exam to qualify for this position. I was hired in June 1989 to complete the evening shift. Spent the first 12 months training on all aspects of fire apparatus including Pumper trucks, Ladder trucks, Chiefs cars and other specialized equipment. Resigned NYC auto mechanic position to take NYC firefighter position.
I was hired as a provisional mechanic to fill a shortage of qualified personnel. I had already taken the NYC Auto Mechanic exam and was waiting for the exam list to be established. I was trained to repair and maintain front end loaders, collection trucks, street sweepers, salt spreaders as well as other specialized equipment. Resigned to take permanent Auto mechanic position with the NYC Fire Dept. from established exam list where I finished in # 8 out of 325
Performed general repair and maintenance on all aspects of two and four wheel drive cars and trucks. Installed after-market suspensions, engines, transmissions and winches. Fabricated and welded structural frame members and supports. Diagnosed electrical and hydraulic issues on all types of specialized equipment including snow plows, salt spreaders, boom trucks, fuel oil delivery trucks. Installed snow removal equipment. Resigned to take a position in the NYC Sanitation Dept. as an auto mechanic.
Coursework in Automotive/Diesel and Industrial Technology
NYS DMV Class B M. N, P, W, N2 endorsements. exp.5/18 NYS DMV vehicle inspector. exp.11/19 TWIC Card. exp.10/20
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