Rene Benjamin perfectly combines theoretical technical knowledge with practical experience in the drilling industry and an educational background.
Rene obtained his Heavy Equipment Mechanic qualifications in 1976. He started working in the oilfield in 1981 in Indonesia as a Rig Mechanic on land rigs, helicopter rigs and jack-up rigs. Rene also spent several years working as a Mechanical Supervisor for a drilling contractor, before joining ModuSpec Engineering.
His interest in training was triggered by a very motivational course instructor during Rene's first year of apprenticeship schooling. At the end of the course, Rene knew that one day he was also going to present these courses. After gaining a great deal of practical experience and receiving a Degree in Industrial Vocational Teacher Education, he taught alongside the instructor who had so positively influenced him twelve years earlier.
Currently, apart from his position as a Trainer and Surveyor at ModuSpec Engineering Canada, Rene is also active as a Technical Training Advisor with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and as a Safety Officer for DOT/MOT in Canada.
His experience in education, combined with his technical knowledge as a Rig Mechanic and ModuSpec Surveyor allow him to deliver high quality, informative courses and workshops.
Rene Benjamin says:
I enjoy working with students and helping them. As a North American/Canadian gear head, I really love talking about anything mechanical. In ModuSpec's training and workshops the nature of the presentation brings out technical discussions, and many of these discussions lead to deeper thought into the process, procedures and technical content, which helps the trainees with ongoing learning.