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There are many different paths one can take and a lot of people take the easy ones. But then there are those who strive for something more. Brent Stewart is one of those people. As a Cat dealer tech in a remote part of Canada, Brent faces daily challenges of distance, timing and nature and that’s before he even gets to the jobsite.

For Brent his road begins and ends in the same place. Although he left soon after high school, he moved back to his hometown to sign on and get a job with the local Cat dealer. After a field mechanic retired, Brent decided to take a more challenging road working in some extreme and harsh condition. As a field tech, you have to be up for any challenge every day you come into work—and Brent is that and more.

Now Brent is the guy on whom customers count to keep their operations running. He embraces even the toughest parts of his work—and customers notice. So much so, they request Brent because they know he’s dedicated to getting them up and performing at 100%.

Being a Cat dealer tech means working with a proven winner in a trade that’s high in demand. There are opportunities out there at Cat dealers all around the country for people who embrace challenges.

Are you up to the challenge? Start your career at CatTechJobs.com.

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  • Caleb Clardy

    I earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1999. I had seen an episode or two of dirty jobs before my Fall 2009 NESA EagleLetter came in the mail. Then I was hooked.

    The Eagle Award was the perfect primer for Mike in terms of ethics and just plain willingness to fall in and “do the job”; whatever it may be.

    I myself have worked several “Dirty Jobs” over my 33 years; from oilfield roustabout at age 15 to “detailing” (a euphemism for cleaning hopelessly mucked out cars in hopes to make them worth even $100 more dollars for sale at an auto auction) cars. Also, there were other “dirty jobs” I have worked, like Telemarketing, which was so much “dirtier” in a different sense.

    Probably the DIRTIEST (non physical) JOB I have ever done was teaching high scool kids Spanish. Whew!

    I have always wanted to pursue voice acting and I was a DJ at Texas Tech while working on my Master’s degree in Linguistics. Plus, I have always loved cartoons and was blown away to see Nancy Cartwright speak. Mike has even done cartoon bits! This is yet another reason why I admire Mike and his dedication to his God given talents.

    I sure hope he reads this…and give me……my next Dirty Job!

  • Beth Mitchell

    My daughter is interested in becoming a farrier, aka someone who shoes horses, do you do scholarships for that like of work/schooling?

    • Guest

      Beth, I searched “farrier training scholarships in America” and came up with a very large list of scholarships and possible financial aid. Too many to list here. Just give it a try. Also contact your local farrier or large animal vet. Best of luck to your daughter.

  • http://twinlakedogsitting.weebly.com remipuppy0927

    seriously people whats the big deal about scouts and whatever! nobody cares!

    • Greg Fritsch

      Your obviously not a disciplined individual.

  • Kay Dunaway

    Mike can you PLEASE help my ex find a job…..He is truly desperate and will take just about any thing he can get. He has a DOD secret clearance, is 57 years old and works in telecommunications. I can tell you much more if you are interested…..he is not looking for a large salary….just a job to keep him going…..

  • G. Alton

    Mike, I must say, you are a big role model for alot of people my age (21). I dought you would feel like getting into politics, but I don’t personally know you so maybe you would. Either way I think that this nation could use a great man such as yourself, in a place of power. If we could get a president in office with the work ethic and the understanding of the blue collar working man, our nation could turn around from the spiral we have found ourselves in over the last decade. Now days it’s all power and money in office, not truely looking out for others and influenceing people to want to work and provide for themselves. Cause even the smallest jobs are what makes American life the best this world’s ever seen. In short, Mike Rowe for president. If I may say so lol..

  • Andrew Myers


    I am a 14 year Army vet with 38 months of downrange time under my belt. I recently separated from the military honorably in January of this year and I have applied to so many positions that it is ridiculous. I was a Chemical Operations Specialist in the army and I have a large amount of training in leadership, Hazardous materials (HAZMAT TECH), and admin/HR. I have a wife and two beautiful young boys as one just joined the Under six league here in Arkansas, a league in which I go voluntold to coach with absolutely no experience but it has been fun to learn with the children as I teach. Arkansas unfortunately has a small amount of specialized jobs in my field and my unemployment benefits have been exhausted. I have had to resort to actually applying for welfare type programs which to be frank, that makes me feel like a total dirtbag. I do have a few problems that have been exacerbated during my enlistment but I am extremely willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to succeed. I am at my wits end and I really don’t know what to do. I need something to support my family.
    Thank you for reading and have a good day,
    Andrew Myers

    • Cyndia Rios-Myers

      Hi Andrew. Unfortunately, I have know of no positions in Arkansas. However, I did start a Facebook group called “From Boots to Wing Tips,” which is a page to help military folks in their transition to the civilian world. In it, we mostly discuss what we need to think about once we hit the outside world, and what we can do while we are still in the military to make that transition easier. We also love to hear from people such as yourself, who have experience in the outside world. If you are on Facebook, please look us up. Thanks. Cyndia Rios-Myers

  • Justin Archey

    Mr. Rowe: I really do look up to you for guidance, entertainment and wisdom. That makes what I feel I need to say so much harder…

    I’m 35 years old and I did exactly what I was told to do: right out of high school I got a full time job selling tools for Sears, Roebuck & Co. (was quiet good at it). I went to college, got my A.A., then my B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice. I got a job as a 911 dispatcher for a police department here in my county, and while I love the work it’s burned me out and I feel ready for a change.

    Problem is I have no skills. None. I know computers but not as well as many college graduates these days or even high school students. I don’t know mechanics, or plumbing, or electrical work, or engineering…I’m a voice on the phone and on the radio when someone calls for help.

    Someone asked me recently what would I want to do if I had to do it all over again, and I really thought about it. I’d love to work on railways: working the lines, fixing and maintaining them rail system of this great country. I’d love to work around and even on the locomotives that pull unbelievable loads of cargo from one side of this great nation to the other.

    My issue is: I’m 35 years old. I did what I was told to do, and now because of that I’m buried up to the chin in debt. Any return to the classroom has to be on my own dime, and I don’t know if you know what the average wage of a 911 dispatcher is, but it’s rather low. I live a modest lifestyle, but even with all that, the only way I could go back to school to re-tooled into engineering, mechanics or electrical work would be on more student loans.

    Someone from your generation owes mine and my nephew’s (he’s 21 and going to university for Computer Science – I have more faith with him: he’s grown up on technology due to his handicap) a big fat apology for selling us this false dream. I know it’s not your fault, and you’re doing a great job getting Americans to find new paths for their lives….but what do we do when we’re stuck in these holes with no way out?