Okatie, SC – March 19, 2020 – Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) announces that Fleet Technician III Benjie Bennett is one of the latest recipients of the prestigious World Class Technician award, given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), in partnership with the Auto Care Association. The two organizations provide this annual recognition to professional technicians who have achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of attaining ASE certification in 22 specific areas during the previous calendar year.

A thirteen-year veteran at BJWSA, Bennett also serves as a staff trainer, offering his expertise in Truck-mounted Auto Crane, Hazardous Communication, Respiratory Protection and Forklift Safety Training. BJWSA maintains a vigorous in-house OSHA training program.

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor and Master Technician Lee Greene, who leads the department, describes Bennett as “a dedicated employee who has a passion for the career path he has chosen.” This three-man team is directly responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of all BJWSA vehicles and motorized equipment – a fleet of 121 vehicles and more than 200 pieces of equipment.

Only a quarter of U.S. technicians hold ASE certification. More than 2,000 technicians have earned the respected status of “World Class Technician” since its inception more than 30 years ago. Learn more about the Auto Care Association’s World Class Technician certification qualifications at www.autocare.org/worldclass.

BJWSA serves 57,000 water and 37,000 wastewater customers in Beaufort and Jasper counties, with a mission to inspire trust and enhance public health. Learn more at www.bjwsa.org.