Instructor Spotlight – Al Danjou

May 07 2018

Al Danjou has been an instructor in the diesel technology program since March 2016.  With over 37 years of experience Al shares a wealth of knowledge with the students.

He has worked on everything from troubleshooting to managing a shop.  For seven years, Al ran his own repair shop.  Al has experience working on all types of equipment from diesel trucks, to cars and motorcycles.

Outside of work, Al enjoys fishing, hunting shooting competitively, and barbecuing.  He also loves to support and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Certifications:

ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Certification

PA State Emission Inspection Certification

PA State Inspection Class 4 Certification

A/C Refrigerant & Recovery Certification

 

What made you decide to get into the trades?

My neighbor had a repair shot and it got me interested in it.

What is something about you that a lot of people don’t know?

– I received my architectural engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh

– I got married 3 years ago

– I am a twin

 Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Learn as much as you can.  Never turn down an opportunity to learn something new.

 What was your first job?

At 13, I was running a D8 dozer, while working to build PA Motor Speedway

 What is your dream vehicle?

5125R John Deere Tractor

This or that:

Pie or Cake? Pie

Dog or Cat? Dog

Netflix or YouTube? YouTube

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? Popcorn

TV or Book? Book

Automatic or Manual? Manual

Beach or Mountains? Mountains