School’s In for 22 Employees
Mickey Truck Bodies christened the new freestanding training center at its High Point, NC manufacturing complex by holding a 3-day Chassis Drop Qualification course for 22 “student employees” from all four of the company’s regional Reconditioning & Service Centers as well as its main manufacturing facility.
The course curriculum focused on the safety, production and engineering aspects of the Chassis Drop process using a combination of class room lectures and discussions and hands-on demonstrations. At the end of the course participants were required to achieve a minimum test score of 90% in order to receive their official certification.
The Mickey instructors were Tim Hullett, Quality Control Manager; Ron McBryde, Chassis Shop Manager; and Josh Soto, Safety Manager. Noel DiBona, VP Engineering & R&D; and John Pierce, Beverage, Van & EV Engineering Manager presented to the class on the importance of the chassis drop, reviewing the drop drawing and understanding the required work.
“After 3 days, these employees were able to fill out the chassis worksheet; operate the proper equipment; disassemble a chassis in preparation for the drop; understand the proper welding process; and understand the proper re-assembly process,” says Tim.