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Master Mechanic/ Shop Manager
CPL Anthony James Howes II

Mobile: (248) 245-9789
E-Mail: ForensicAutoTech@GMail.com

5751 Helen Street
Garden City, MI 48135


Obtain position as a Lead Automotive Technician, Shop Manager, and/or Shop Foreman


• Goal oriented individual with leadership performance.
• Customer service/relations specialist.
• Organized, highly motivated, and detailed problem solver.
• Proven to work in unison with staff, volunteers and board of directors.
• Over 10 year’s professional experience as a foreign and domestic automotive technician.
• Able to run and operate automotive repair facility independently.
• Self motivated to continue training on advancing automotive technology.
• 6 year’s military experience.


•Ohio Technical College – Cleveland, Ohio

• Auto-Diesel Master Vehicle Technician Program
o Note: 2/3 program completed before entering professional work environment and leaving the school. ***Program not completed***

•Farmington High School – Farmington, MI

• Auto Tech Program
o Note: top of class

Relevant Experience:

• Use of Reynolds shop software.
• Use of ADP shop software.
• Use of Alldata shop management software.
• Use of Mitchell shop software
• Use of Identifix/Direct-Hit
• Record customer/vehicle information, update repair history, and fleet account information using shop management software.
• Verify customer complaint.
• Diagnose cause of complaint using various tools and diagnostic testing procedures, such as flow charts or personal technical knowledge of automotive and electrical theory.
• Obtain technical data such as: wiring schematics, repair procedures, and specifications using various online information systems.
• Determine needed repair.
• Determine reason for part failure.
• Perform part repair/restoration.
• Prepare estimate for total cost of repairs, consult customer and close on repair sale.
• Repair Vehicles.
• Receive deliveries.
• Coordinate workloads amongst other technicians
• Supervise and confirm all testing and repairs.
• Install aftermarket mobile electronics including: anti-theft systems, audio and video equipment, remote starters, navigation systems etc.
• Identify, remove, and replace prototype parts, software, and applications.
• Retrofit pre-production vehicles to Identify, remove, and replace prototype parts, software, and applications.


Michigan State Certifications

Master Auto Mechanic
• Engine Repair
• Engine Tune-up and Performance
• Automatic transmissions
• Manual Transmissions, Front and Rear Drive Axles
• Electrical Systems
• Front End Steering and Suspension
• Brakes and Braking Systems
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Pre-1973 Vehicles
• Unitized Body Structural Repair
• Collision-Related Mechanical Repair
• Recreational Trailer

Master Motorcycle Mechanic

Master Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic
•HDT Engine Repair -- Gasoline
•HDT Engine Repair -- Diesel
•HDT Drive Train
•HDT Brakes and Braking Systems
•HDT Suspension/Steering Systems
•HDT Electrical Systems

Other Certifications:

• MACS A/C Systems
• Multiple BMW online training courses
•Multiple Mercedes online training courses
•Complete BG technician and adviser certification


• Suzuki Dealer Training
• Audi Dealer Training
• Volkswagen Dealer Training
• BMW Dealer Training
• Mercedes Dealer Training
•Chrysler Manufacture Diagnostic's Training
o Wi-Tech
o CDA6
• Private Euro and Asian Specialty Training


• Hand Tools
• Wide Variety of Sockets including Type and Size
• Pneumatic Air Tools
• Cordless Power Tools
• Borescope
• Specialty Service and Repair Tools
• Multi-meters and Electrical Diagnostic Tools
• Snap On Verdict Diagnostic Device

Active Member:

• AllData
• Identifix/Direct Hit


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