This is a very interesting story. My guest has spent 15 years working as a technician for a Ford dealership and for an ‘independent’. Eleven years ago he became an educator.
Jose Gonzalez started as a toddler taking apart small appliances on the kitchen floor of his grandparent’s farmhouse. As a senior in high school he attended vo-tech school and was welcomed into the automotive industry with his first job as a general repair tech in a local Pep Boys.
After a few years of factory training and service as a dealership technician, Jose pursued the “independent” section of the industry. Quickly becoming recognized as a thinking technician, Jose found himself unable to say no to any job, especially those that no one else could fix. He became the go to guy.
Jose was lured by the educational sector after 15 years of full time wrenching. He was inspired by the gentleman who stood in front of those training seminars (the instructor) that he attended regularly. Jose obtained a teaching position in the post-secondary realm. Working at honing his ability to transfer knowledge for 10 years in an adult training setting was very rewarding.
The next chapter in his career began with a step into the secondary education (high school) environment with new and exciting goals/challenges. He still finds himself being drawn to those pesky drivability diagnosis jobs while trying to keep himself-educated and on top of the industry.
Jose is an ASE CMAT, A9, L1, L2, X1, C1 and is Diesel Certified in Cummins and Powerstroke.
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