Rajanpal Dhillon

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Senior Laboratory Technician, Automotive
Automotive Technology (SC)
Div of Advanced Tech & Applied Sciences
Saddleback College


OND/HND in Mechanical Production Engineering from Oxford Poly.

City and Guilds in Automotive Technology


Airline Transport Pilots License from USA, UK, and Malaysia.

Aircraft rated single, multi, jet, and sea-plane.

ASE Certification:

Master Automotive Technician

License Smog Technician

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Automotive Paint/Refinishing

Work Experience:

Technician - Apprentice at Independent Garage at Ace Automotive Repair

Technician - British Leyland in Oxford Research and Development

Pilot - Pelican Airways in Florida Charter Flying and a Flight Instructor

Pilot - Malaysian Flying Academy Flight Instructor and Charter Pilot

Technician Part-Time - Dominim Auto Repairs Shop

- British Airways and Flight Technical Officer

Technician - Production/Retail Technician at Carmax


City and Guilds Best Technician Year Award

ICI Painters/Finishing in two pack paint process award

Awarded for Professionalism Above the Call of Duty at the Malaysian Flying Academy


Prior to joining Saddleback College, Raj worked as an Airline Pilot/Flight Technical Officer at British Airways in the UK and when not flying in the family automotive business as a Technician before moving to the USA, for 3 years was employed at Carmax as a Production/Retail Technician. Raj is also a former Saddleback College Student and grew up in the UK, and has traveled the world extensively.