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CA BOCES Power Equipment Technology Graduate
Lead Technician, Air Products and Chemicals
I am a 2012 Graduate of the CA BOCES CTE Center at Ellicottville Power Equipment Technology class. I am currently a Lead Technician with Air Products and Chemicals located in Cleveland, Ohio. After high school, I furthered my education at Ohio Technical College taking Diesel Technology. During my studies at Ohio Tech, I was lucky enough to receive an internship opportunity with Air Products in their truck garage working a few nights a week after class. In 2015 I received a full-time employment opportunity. Since I have started, I have been working my way up in the Cleveland truck garage. I also do a lot of work with our company engineers on both the truck and trailer sides. I inspect new builds in both trucks and trailers, as well as travel to other locations for our trailer refurbishment shops. I would say my CTE education has helped me become a better technician. The things I learned in class are used almost daily in my career. Anything from basic electrical, to engine and hydraulic diagnostics. My teacher, Dave Thiel, helped me with not only technical things in the shop, but how to learn and understand how things work mechanically. Mr. Thiel and I remain good friends today and I have contacted him from time to time for help with a project at work.