Yamaha announces first female outboard technician

Published online: May 01, 2008 News Yamaha
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"Those who achieve Yamaha Master Technician status are truly considered industry experts in specific areas of Yamaha outboard motor technology," said Bob Popiel, assistant division manager, Marine Service. "Jami joins a very elite list of the nation's best technicians. Her commitment to excellent customer service and her drive to succeed are truly commendable."
Jami Miller has been a technician with Pine Knot Concessions since 1985 and started her career as a technician in 1979. She began her Master Technician training five years ago.
"Achieving Master Technician has been a goal of mine for a while and I'm still floating over this accomplishment. I'm very proud to be the first woman Master Technician," said Miller. "The structure of the Yamaha training program really worked for me and I felt like I got a lot out of the classes because of the way the modules are set up. They start with a basic overview and then break it down into specifics, which is a great way to really learn the product."
To achieve Yamaha Outboard Master Technician status, technicians are required to complete six different training modules and pass the Master Technician Certification test. The modules include: Outboard Systems, Fuel Systems, Four-Stroke Systems, Drive Train Systems, Electrical Systems and Advanced Four-Stroke and Certification. All Master Technicians must also complete Yamaha Marine University's Five Star Certification Program, an instructional DVD course followed by a series of tests.

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