Mackay mechanic claims Aussie title
MACKAY Hyundai's Daniel Burow has claimed the National Service Technician of the Year title at the Hyundai National Skills Competition.
The competition was held in Sydney and runs each year to showcase the skills of Hyundai's best technicians.
After a week of gruelling tests Mr Burow made it through to the state finals to represent Queensland. He then progressed to compete on a national level.
This is the second time Mr Burow has won the award after taking out the title in 2012. He also achieved 6th place at the Hyundai World Skills Competition in Korea in 2013.
Mr Burow started as an apprentice in 2004 at Mackay Hyundai and has since progressed through the ranks in Mackay. He worked for Mackay Hyundai for several years before working for another Hyundai dealership in Newcastle.
A year later Mr Burow came back to work for Mackay Hyundai after he had developed into a higher qualified master technician.
"I was really pleased with winning the award for the second time. I enjoy working for Mackay Hyundai and it's great that the knowledge I have gained while working here has helped win the award," he said.
"Hyundai is a great company to work for and it is an excellent product. At the moment my favourite model is the diesel i30 as it has exceptional fuel economy."
Service technician manager Paul Barfield congratulated Mr Burow and said he was an exceptional technician who was excellent at diagnosing electrical faults.
"Customers that come to Autocorner with an electrical fault will receive a quicker and better service as he is so experienced," he said.
Autocorner dealer principal John Glanville said he was very impressed with Mr Burow's hard work and achievement.
"To win the number one spot for the second time is incomprehensible. Daniel puts beyond any doubt the calibre of his ability and his commitment to continuous improvement, as well as setting an enviable standard for our aspiring technicians. We are very happy for him," he said.
Mr Burow has won a trip to Korea at the end of the year and will enjoy a culture tour including a tour of the Hyundai factory and steel works.
He is also looking forward to the competing again next year for his chance to compete in World Titles for Hyundai World Skills Olympics.