Joaquin
Instructor of Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

Having a passion for training and I enjoy empowering others with the knowledge I have gained from over 30 years of experience in industry.

Working in industry for different organizations over the past 30 years I have acquired a set of skills that are essential for industrial maintenance mechanics, machinists, fabricators, and welders. Organizations I have worked for are manufactures of specialized conductors used for ocean retrieval units and surveillance equipment, prosthesis, firearms, heat exchangers, and I have had the opportunity to work for the University of California Riverside. 

Positions held at while working for past organizations:

  • Maintenance Machinist/Millwright
  • Prototype Machinist
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Fabricator
  • Class A Machinist
  • Senior Mechanician
  • Apprentice Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Building Contractor

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Certified Welding Inspector (American Welding Society)
  • Certified Welding Educator (AWS)
  • D1.1 Structural Welding Certification with the City of Los Angeles
  • OSHA 30-Hour Hazard Recognition Training for General Industry
  • Class B General Contractors License
  • EPA License for Handling Refrigerants
  • Certified Master Rigger and signal person with American Crane & Safety

Education:

  • Bachelors in Management from the University of Redlands California
  • Associates in Management, Business, and Behavioral Science from Mt. San Jacinto Community College

Accomplishments:

  • Designed and built large rotating machinery used for the production of cables/conductors.
  • While working for the University of California Riverside I had the opportunity to design and build machinery that simulated heart pulsations in plasma, high tolerance temperature controlling equipment, pumping equipment, and equipment that collects the web from a spider.
  • Apprentice instructor for more than 8 years of Industrial Maintenance procedures with welding and machining classes
  • Successfully taught 1G through 6G welding certification process to students with little or no welding experience
  • Developed curriculum and designed training tutorials for USSugar and Metropolitan Water District
  • Developed practical and written tests for employee recruitment