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Diamond Bar, CA
Emissions Lab Technician
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- Is originally from Mexico City, Mexico.
- He has over 20 years of experience in the auto industry; he is currently specializing as an emissions lab technician for SEMA.
- Growing up, he was always playing with cars and was constantly surrounded by people who were mechanics working in body shops.
- As a teenager, his friend helped him buy his first “junk car”, which didn’t run and had missing parts.
- He started working on fixing it up little by little, which ignited his love for cars; discovered that he loved having to “work to make IT work.”
- He never had an opportunity to go to school or gain any formal training—everything he knows about fixing cars he learned “on the streets.”
- Says he feels a strong sense of pride and a personal connection to the parts and cars he tests—“I tested that product, there is a part of me in that car.”
- The language barrier has always been a struggle because of the variety of people he has to work and communicate with; it’s never held him back, but he says his next goal is to go back to school.