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Employee Spotlight: Michael Kelley

Location: Auto Truck Kansas City

Title: Lead Technician

Hire Date: I started as a temp in December 2012 and was hired full time July 1, 2013

Favorite Movie: Demolition Man

What TV show are you ashamed to admit you love: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Quote: Make it work!

What is your role at Auto Truck?

A typical day involves decaling United Rental trucks and installing LoJack systems. I’m often called off of that to help troubleshoot problems. This makes the day interesting and I’m happy to assist. I also teach install procedures to other techs.

How did you first learn about Auto Truck?

Dennis Gregory, Shop Supervisor at Auto Truck Kansas City, told me about the position at Auto Truck Group.

What do you like most about Auto Truck?

My coworkers and boss, they make the day so much more enjoyable.

What advice would you give prospective employees?

Mechanics have two professional calling cards, their toolbox and their training. Buy your own tools.

What do you find the most challenging at Auto Truck?

Troubleshooting wiring issues can prove challenging at times.

What has been your favorite project you worked on?

I really enjoy working on the Charter Vans.

Before Auto Truck, what was your most interesting job?

I worked in a flood tunnel. My job was to keep the water pipes free of debris. During my downtime I caught fish with a pitchfork.

What do you like to do on your days off?

My favorite thing to do on my day off is to work on my house. I also enjoy bike riding and swimming with my wife and kids.

As a kid, what did you see yourself being when you grew up?

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an Air Force Pilot.

Where would you like to travel?

I would love to visit Australia and Ireland.

 

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By Eric Schoenfeld, 28.06.18

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