Ben is actually a miner. We aren’t talking about panning for gold, but a real-life GOLD miner. Ben and Perry met in the sauna at the gym (it’s a long, steamy story). She interrupted him as he was talking to an older man saying, “You mean there’s gold in them there hills?” The rest was history. You’ve seen the show Modern Marvels? The trucks with the engines the size of a building? Ben’s been a heavy equipment mechanic for 10+ years. He knows how to lead people and fix stuff…like everything. He’s our head of warehouse and while Perry can design packaging lines, Ben can fix whatever breaks and that’s the main reason she married him. We think he’s so funny, we decided to post his resume (word for word).
I’ve been working in CC & V maintenance for over 9 years accumulating different job roles. My accumulation of job titles and the experience obtained from each job provides more than adequate experience to fill the requirements of heavy equipment technician. My expertise is in electrical troubleshooting and repair. I have excellent organizational skills and excel in problem solving. I am self motivated enough to work very well on my own and enjoy working towards goals and meeting deadlines.
My experience obtained from being a truck shop maintenance crew leader/relief supervisor, as well my numerous years in different tech assignments in both rotating and daytime roles, has helped me develop a high level of communicative and mechanical skills.
With a strong position towards safety, I believe that we can find a safe solutions for every task. Once job hazards are mitigated, they can be done efficiently without compromising quality. I can help find lasting solutions to daily challenges. I have a goal oriented expectation of myself in meeting deadlines.
This is his expertise– Almond Maxi Heaters, Euclid AC Drive Haul Trucks, Cat 777, 785, 793d, 793f Haul Trucks, Letourneau 1850 Wheel Loader, Hitachi 2500, 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Komatsu 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Hyd Cylinders, Builds Shovels and Trucks, Teardowns Shovels and Trucks, Transmissions, Final Drives, Chassis, Frames and Suspensions, QSK 45 and QSK 19, Caterpillar and 35 Series Engines, Crane Work and Rigging, Electrical Troubleshooting and repair, Siemens GTO Drive Systems, Letourneau 1850 DC Drive System, Aquila, GPS Systems, ARC Flash Training, Komatsu PC 5500 Shovel, Hitachi 55OO Shovel, Basic Welding, Driltech D45 Drill, QSK 60 Cummins Engine, R and R of Major Components, Heat Shrink Tunnels, Hammer mills, Vertical Form Sealers and Powder Fillers. He has his CDL commercial drivers license (so he can drive REALLY big trucks).
Interesting facts: Ben and Perry got married in Loch Lomond, Scotland on the Buchanan property (Perry’s family) and had haggis and way too many potatoes at their wedding dinner. Ben loves coffee and mechanical stuff.