Work History


I have over thirty five years in the heavy equipment field of Mobile and Overhead Cranes, from building to proto type testing, third party inspections and certifications, Crane Inspection and MSHA Training Instructor.


2002 – Present President of Brodek Crane Inspections, Inc.
Chandler, Arizona

In April of 2002 I started my own inspection company, specializing in Mobile Crane, Overhead Crane, Third Party Safety Inspections, Load Testing, Operator Safety Training, as per OSHA, ANSI, MSHA, Cal OSHA, SAE standards, Accident Investigation and Expert Witness Testimony. I am a CCO Certified Crane Operator in all four classifications and CCO Accredited Practicle Examiner.

1985 – 2002 Crane Surveyor / Instructor, DII
Phoenix, Arizona

Inspect and certify Aerial Lifts, Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Tower Cranes and Off-Shore Cranes, as per the OSHA, CAL-OSHA, API and ANSI standards. Inspection procedures include a thorough visual and operational inspection of all mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic components, for wear and defective parts including magnetic particle examination of critical welds and hooks as per all related standards. Load testing of cranes up to 125% of rated capacities as per the OSHA and CAL-OSHA standards. Conduct the annual MSHA refresher course for all company employees working in the mining industry, and hold safety classes for customers requesting operator safety training for mobile and overhead cranes.

1983 – 1985 Crane Surveyor / Consultant, Cholla Crane
Scottsdale, Arizona

Performed Third Party Inspections on Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes and Construction Elevators. Trained all new employees in inspection techniques and procedure.

1967 – 1983 Crane Tester / Assembler American Hoist and Derrick
Bay City, Michigan

Assembled, operated, load tested all types of production cranes including, Diesel Electric Locomotive cranes, Hydraulic Locomotive cranes, Crawler Conventional cranes, Truck mounted cranes, Marine type Barge & Dock Gantry Revolver Cranes, Anchor Hoists and Single and Multi-drum Waterfall type hoists. Testing of these cranes and hoists included operational, visual and load testing up to 110% of rated capacities using loads up to 1000 tons as per OSHA, ANSI, SAE and CAL-OSHA standards and company test procedures.

1964 – 1967 Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd. Class
US Navy

Repaired and serviced Mobile Power Equipment relating to aircraft support.