My name is Ed Snider,
I have been working around the automobiles most of my life. My formal education with auto mechanics started back in 1973 when I attended high school auto shop, and has continued ever since. After High School I attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix Az. My first automotive repair job was at an Arco station. I started working as automotive technician at a Volvo dealership in 1978.
In 1979 I started working at a large Olds, Honda, Jeep and DeLorean dealership in Glendale Az. I enjoyed working on Honda’s so much I decided to specialize as a Honda Technician and worked as a Honda Master Technician at dealerships for over 25 years. During my career as a Honda Master Technician I participated in the Honda Top Tech contest five years in a row and received national recognition from Honda as one of the top 20 Honda Technicians in 1992.
In 2003 I started teaching new technology and repair procedures to BMWS.T.E.P students and BMW Dealership Technicians.
I started as an Automotive Technology Instructor (adjunct) here at Chabot College in 2011. My first assignment was to help 25 displaced NUMMI workers gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter the auto repair industry.
· Honda Master Technician certification
· ASE Master Technician / L1 certification
· BMW certification
· MACs certification
· California EA Smog Technician
The automobiles we have today have developed into very complicated machines that require constant education by those who repair them.