Episode 24 - We are joined by Canadian operator and sought after mechanic, Cody Niebrugge. Niebrugge has worked at several world renowned resorts such as Revelstoke, British Columbia - Canada, Lake Louise, Alberta - Canada, Mount Hotham, NSW - Australia.
Growing up just outside of Saskatchewan in central Canada, Niebrugge is the youngest of 2 kids and on the family farm there was nothing more to do but get into trouble, that however meant lots of outside adventures, which Niebrugge loved. Once again, on The Blade Dive, we quickly discover that work ethic was established from hard work early on.
Cody Niebrugge’s brother would later pursue a fishing/guiding career, which would become the catalyst for Niebrugge’s career. Niebrugge’s mom should be given all the credit for showing him Skiing for the first time and following the viewing of a TV show focused on Snow Cats, Niebrugge never looked back and was obsessed. Having now travelled the world and having had opportunities to work for both Snow Cat manufacturers, Cody Niebrugge owns CNIE Industries and works as a contractor selling his skill, time and energy to those who need Snow Cat maintenance/repairs completed. We discuss how to approach and properly communicate with mechanics, what machine write ups should include, whether or not being the hero is a safety issue, what it’s like working as a mechanic, good operators and bad habits, mechanic pay dilemma etc.
Enjoy... and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!
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