Merrick Skip

Department: Auto Trades
Office Location:School of Applied Technology
Office Phone: 607-587-3118


Associate in Occupational Studies Degree

Specialization: Automotive Service Specialist

State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York

Completed 28 hours in Vocational Educational

U.S. Navy

Responsibilities included fire fighter on a naval air station and plane captain for an A-7 jet fighter aboard the USS Enterprise which served in Viet Nam. Honorable discharge.

Arcade Central High School, New York

Teaching Overview

Automotive Chairman                                                                        1/00 - Present

Provide leadership for 18 faculty/staff and over 250 students.

Instructor - Seminar I                                                       1982 -2000

Resonsibilities include preparing students for entrance into the automotive mechanics profession.  Areas covered include most areas of the automobile except major engine and drive train repair. Course is designed to update and tie together earlier training nad includes advanced electronic controls.

Instructor - Tune-up                                                                                       1980-82

Responsibities included preparing students to become profieient in electrical testing and repair, diagnosis of ignition systems, fuel systems, emission and complete engine tune-up.

Professional Experience

Summer Employment includes                                                                        1980-Present

Worked as a technician in a Ford dealership

Worked as a technician with J&R Repair in Olean

Developed automotive training materail (IM240/OBDII) with New York State/Aspire

Contracted to Ford Motor Company - investigate and inspect vehicles

Managing a repair shop in Yellowstone National Park

Self-Employed Mechanic/Owner                                                                                  1975-81

Owner/mechanic my resonsibities included major engine and transmission repair, brake service, wheel alignment, tune-up and electrical work.  Also included supervision of employees and book keeping duties.

IM - 240 Research with Aspire
Publications and Events

Article-The Post-Standard Auto, Mastering Management section titled- It's Becoming a Woman's World 

Presentation for national automotive writers on IM 240 in Calgary, Canada

Presentation for area dealership technicians - OBDII, Savannah, Georgia 

Honors and Awards
Automotive Service Excellence - Master Technician

Evaluation Team Leader for the National Automotive Technicians Eduction Foundation (NATEF)

Arbitration for Daimler Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Toyota and Lexus. 

Master Instructor - National for Train the trainer Progam for New York State's  Automotive Technicans Training Program 

Past member Archbishop Walsh School Board 

Past member Immacule Conception School Board

Past memeber of Belmont Fire Department

Other Information
Enjoy playing clarinet and saxophone with area bands, fishing, boating and enjoying long summers motorcycle rides.