Meet Midway Monday: Joe Wheeler, Certified Technician

January 9th, 2017 by

Joe Wheeler

It’s #MeetMidwayMonday and we want to introduce to you Joe Wheeler, a Certified Technician here at Midway GM on South 2nd Avenue in Kearney.

Have you worked with Joe? Has he worked on your vehicle? We want to hear from you in the comments!

Question 1: How long have you worked at Midway? How long in the automotive industry?

Joe: I have worked for Midway as an automotive technician since November of 2014 when Killions was purchased. Prior to that, I worked at Killion Motors for 15 years.

Question 2: What fuels your day?

Joe: While it can be frustrating at times, I enjoy the puzzle aspect of my job. Figuring out why a car isn’t operating the way it’s supposed to or looking through wiring diagrams to find how a circuit works.

Question 3: What’s your favorite vehicle on the lot?

Joe: I have four kids so my eye is usually on the Acadias and Yukons, but the kid in me loves the Corvettes, they are so fun! I feel like I’m 16 again every time I get to drive one.

Question 4: What do you do in your free time?

Joe: As I said before I have 4 kids so I don’t have ANY free time. Seriously though, I love spending time with my wife and kids just playing games around the house. I also enjoy disc golf and I fish quite a bit in the summer.

Question 5: What kind of training/schooling did you receive to get the job you currently have?

Joe: I went to Southeast Community College in Milford and went through the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program GMASEP. I have attended many classes at GM training centers in the years since. also I have the ASE Master Technician Certification and have passed the tests for Advanced Engine Drivability and Light Duty Diesel offered by ASE.

Question 6: What do you like best about working at Midway GM?

Joe: There are many things I like about Midway, but what strikes me most is how as a whole from my Service Manager, to the General Manager, to the Owners, Midway
appreciates it’s people and the job work we do.

Question 7: What is something most people don’t know about you?

Joe: I have played Frisbee in three different countries and on two continents! Also, I recently learned to play the ukulele. I’m not too consistent yet but I know five songs!

Have you worked with Joe? Have questions? Leave your questions or comments below!

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