Life Long Learning
1. Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.
2. Assemble, install, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair plumbing, HVAC/R, building structures, mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic controlled production machines and hydraulics pneumatic systems.
3. Diagnose complex problems using interdisciplinary technical skills.
4. Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, displaying initiative, creativity, and logical thinking.
Safety & Regulations
5. Demonstrate competent application of safety and regulation code compliance.
6. Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, respect, integrity, and professionalism.
Lead Production Mechanic
Mr. Kirby has been teaching technical courses for over eight years. He taught three years before coming to the Blount County Career Technical Center. He is certified to teach Electrical, Plumbing, Solar Photovoltaics, and Industrial Maintenance. He has also been in the Commercial/Residential Electrical and Plumbing trade for 42 years. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Teresa Chamblee Kirby, for 47 years. He has two daughters, Christy Kirby Colburn and Jeanie Kirby Appelt. He has 12 grandchildren. Mr. Kirby enjoys fishing, golfing, and watching Alabama football (ROLLLLL Tide!) His favorite thing about teaching is watching the expression on his students' faces the first time they see a working electrical circuit that they have built. His favorite quote: "Don't let anyone stop you from accomplishing your dreams and always dream big!"