From professional chef to heavy-duty field mechanic: A ride-along with Brian Becker

Crossposted from the DES Express

Brian Becker spent the first 16 years of his career as a professional chef. Now he’s got nearly that much experience as a mechanic. Becker sees many similarities between the two careers. Plus, his dad was a mechanic and he grew up tinkering with cars, so it seemed like a natural transition.

Becker has been a heavy-duty mechanic at Fleet Services for about four years, and is one of six field mechanics there. His job is to service all sorts of vehicles and equipment at the wastewater treatment plants at West Point, South (in Renton) and Vashon Island, as well as respond to “road calls,” emergencies that come up. He’s also a backup mechanic for King County International Airport – Boeing Field. Read more.