Darron Craddieth

Darron Craddieth

Diesel Mechanic


Ryder

Houston, TX USA


Pick a goal and do not change it for nothing. Fight for it!

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started out his career in the military—was ready to make that his life’s pursuit, but was forced to retire.
When he left the military, he found himself at a crossroads as far as what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
Found out that there was a Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX and decided to go there in order to have more job opportunities.
He felt like he had finally found a place he belonged and could make a future in the diesel industry.
Says he discovered that he loved working on diesel trucks because they are bigger and more enjoyable to work on than cars.
Admits that he struggled trying to understand some of the more complicated aspects of the diesel engine, but credits his education at UTI with setting him up for success.
Says that getting an education has been his greatest achievement and he continues to take classes to learn everything he can.
Emphasizes the importance of setting goals for yourself and doing everything you can to achieve them.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc

Career

Diesel Mechanic

I am a diesel mechanic performing maintenance on a variety of trucks.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Armed Services
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

My day is spent fixing any trucks that come into our shop in order to sell them or rent them out.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to understand the basic set up of a diesel engine whether you learn that in school or in life. You also need to have confidence and dedication to learn everything that goes into being a mechanic.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Set your goals and don't change them for anything.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You can't stay in the military. "

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues