Selkirk College, Attn: Bert Peters
2001 Silver King Road, Nelson BC, V1L 1C8, Canada
I hold Interprovincial Red Seal qualifications as a Machinist (BCCA, BCCQ) as well as Interprovincial Red Seal qualification (BCCQ) in the Industrial Mechanic/Millwright trade. In 1994 I acquired the B.C. Vocational Instructor’s diploma from Vancouver Community College.
I have worked in numerous industrial settings building and repairing equipment for manufacturing and production companies. I have extensive industrial experience gained from several years of employment in shops engaged in a diversity of activities. Notably, I was employed at Forintek, UBC where I built prototype research equipment for experiments performed on truss systems. Subsequent to my role in building these prototypes, I assumed technologist duties compiling stress test information used to establish building codes for Canada. I then accepted employment in the aerospace industry with Canadian Aircraft Products and later with Avcorp where I gained extensive machining experience and performed all aspects of conventional and CNC machinist duties.
In 1991, I relocated to Nelson, B.C. to raise my family. I found immediate employment with the Selkirk College Maintenance Department before advancing to the instructional ranks when a Millwright/Machinist position became available in 1992. During my first year of instructing, I received a Recognition of Merit Award for exemplary service to the college. I continue to make a career teaching and inspiring students in the Millwright/Machinist program at Selkirk College.
In the past, my students and I have collaborated with D-Pace on production of prototype components used in special particle accelerating development projects.
My hobbies include music, fishing, boating, reading and home renovations.