A Day In The Life Of A Technician

A Day In The Life Of A Technician


a lot of people do not realize how successful a car technician can be there’s a lot of misconception that you know being a mechanic being a grease monkey but you’re just kind of making ends meet however that’s not the case there’s a lot of opportunity for making a lot of money in this field I’m 20 years old I’m we’re working at Land Rover of Newport Beach so the first thing I’m gonna do when I get to work is I’m going to assess my workload kind of map out my day see if I need to locate another car or finish some things I had left over from yesterday what I really enjoy about my workday is the variety that my workload consists of I really enjoyed being a bumper-to-bumper technician ranging from oil changes to full electrical diagnosis this is a pre delivery inspection I’m getting the vehicle ready to be put on the lot comes in a mode called transport mode so I’m doing now is taking it out of all those modes putting into essentially customer mode [Music] so I started out as an apprentice technician I had a mentor who I worked with my mentor has been absolutely incredible he has helped me out every step of the way the apprentices when they start out they get loan to a tool box with a full set of basic tools everything you kind of need to get going it’s the first drawer to kind of have all my all my sockets I have all my wrenches and a couple picks temperature gun comes in handy punches hammers pliers here and a bit set these are big money torque wrenches here electronic I give you anything you’d ever want him to so my junior year of high school I decided to take a automotive class that’s where I started to actually dive deep into the automotive and learn the technical aspect of everything my senior year of high school I was taking a lot of motive class when my teacher had approached me asking if I wanted to partake in a competition for the Orange County automotive dealers Association I placed second which definitely jump-started my career tremendously I was able to receive a scholarship to allow me to attend Cypress College for free for a couple years now finish up my day I head over to school straight after on Monday through Thursday today is Friday and I don’t have school today so I’m meeting my dad for dinner I love my career because I love cars that’s essentially where the root cause of it my dad had owned a classic car buy sell consignment shop and that’s kind of what got me into it Alex’s mother and I are extremely proud of Alex so here he is making great money driving a Jaguar how many 20 year old kids are in that category they’ve just watched me grow from you know a high schooler who didn’t really know they were doomed now being certain in their career and being able to not just make a living but enjoy it and be prosperous I’ve got four boys two went to the degree route and two width of the technical route and the two that went the technical route are doing better than the two that went the four-year college route I am very proud that Alex with the technical route to work on cars I mean you think about how how difficult it is to work on a car today you know there are 30 40 computers on cars so it takes a great deal of knowledge to be able to do that and I’m in the age where I have a lot of friends with kids I went to four-year colleges they’re making 35 40 thousand dollars a year and their parents spent seventy thousand dollars on their college education I’m so pro Technical Schools you know you read every day in the paper about all the jobs that are available for technical kids and there’s nobody there to fill the jobs I love what I do and I am excited to come to work every day not a lot of people could say that a lot of people will go to work and they just try to make it through the day but my day is fun my day is my hobby [Music] you


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