An interest in mechanics, experience as a Marine
, and the determination to become a master-certified mechanic – all are part of the path leading Travis Hendrix toward his career goals.
native Travis Haddix started like a lot of young men interested in car repair and maintenance: he’d check tire pressure and oil levels while learning how everything worked together to ensure that a vehicle ran smoothly. Enlisting in the Marine Corps
in 2009 represented a major step in Travis’s life, including that it took his interest in auto mechanics to the next level. After boot camp and basic training, Travis was sent to Camp Johnson
in North Carolina and started 3521 training that focused on basic mechanics. There was more to it than the basics, however, as he got a routine order to pull an engine on a Logistics Vehicle System – a power unit that can pull multiple trailers.
Travis completed training as a Motor Transport Mechanic in three months and then started working on the Motor Transport Maintenance team at Camp Lejeune
, also in North Carolina. From there, he moved quickly through the ranks: he was sent to advance school 3522 for another three months of training while he continued to pull engines and transfer cases, an area that remained his focus.
His skill at pulling engines enabled Travis to understand further the bigger picture of how motors work and to become more efficient as diagnosing problems. It also helped him earn nomination for the Marine Corp
Mechanic of the Year in 2012.
After four years in the Marines, Travis knew that he wanted to continue working in automotive mechanics in civilian life. He continued his studies at Northwestern Michigan College
while working for Bill Marsh Auto – first in the wash bay, and then as a Lube Tech.
Travis continues to learn everything he can about auto mechanics and repair. He’s working on his Ford
certifications while planning to become both Ford
certified. He also loves teaching others about his work, a passion that began in the Marines. We’re happy to have Travis on our team at Bill Marsh Ford Kalkaska
and know that his experience, determination, and love of the industry will help him to continue to achieve great things!
Talk about being a "Car Guy"
At Bill Marsh
, we service a wide range of domestic and import vehicles which makes the job interesting, fun and challenging. A good fit for Bill Marsh is someone who sees it as both attractive and as a challenge to utilize onboard diagnostic and shop-supplied specialty-tools to troubleshoot electrical, engine, HVAC and drivability concerns.Job Requirements include:
- Enjoy working as a team.
- Willingness to learn new technology, new repair and service procedures or specifications.
- Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
- Possess a Valid Driver’s license.
Our Commitment to You
Our team members enjoy terrific benefits which include:
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and 401(k)
- Medical, dental, vision benefits & life insurance
- Consideration for promotion throughout the entire Bill Marsh Auto company