Scott Parker, General Construction
Complete facility maintenance and construction including vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair. Tools needed: All of them! And some more
Training and learning are non-stop, I recommend that you keep absorbing on the job knowledge until you take the ol’ “dirt nap”
It was where my skill and aptitude was.
Please see #3
It’s still a work in progress, a never ending one.
Good general knowledge of all things mechanical, irrigation/piping hydraulics and design, metalworking, and most importantly… “Impromptu Engineering”.
It was stressful; I was going from being the boss to being an underling. Having to impress and please a new superior, and learn on the run.
I work 8 ½ to 9 ½ hours per day. We have 130 acres in production, with a water demand of 850 gallons per minute 10 hours a day. Over twenty motorized vehicles and equipment, as well as major planting machines, etc.
About the industry; “Grow what they want, sell what you grow, have fun, make money”. About my trade(s) “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”.
Make sure of the viability/sustainability of your company, and that they understand just what is really needed to do the job.
I get to work in the beautiful San Diego countryside, as well as having the freedom to invent and solve problems with full support.