As a kid, Buck Jackson wanted to be a crane operator just like his father.
A crawler crane to be specific.
Although he doesn’t operate that type of crane Jackson does operate an overhead crane from time to time.
Jackson began his career at Ledwell as a welder in the Tank Shop building water tanks back in 2011.
Jackson was selected to be featured on the Ledwell website.
Over the years he has built all types of equipment from dump beds to feed trailers.
He soon obtained his ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Pipe certification to be a Code Welder – allowing him the opportunity to manufacture ASME Code Vacuum Tanks.
Jackson is part of the Ledwell SEED Program. A program that cross-trains future leaders in each shop for a year.
“Buck is smart, hard-working, self-motivated, wants everything to be the right kind of person.” said Brad Stringer, Jackson’s Foreman, “He’s the type of employee that you can give a project to and walk away, knowing it will be right and finished in a timely manner. His work ethic and desire to succeed make him a very big asset to Ledwell.”
Currently, he is the Lead Man in the Kit Bay making kits for Water Trucks and Dump Trucks to streamline the process of mounting the bodies to the chassis in the Truck Shop.
Before Jackson started packing kits he was building vacuum tank subframes and learning how to mount the vacuum tanks that he would normally be building if he were not part of the SEED Program.
“Building tanks come naturally to me at this point, but troubleshooting in the Truck Shop challenges you and requires you to use your problem-solving skills,” said Jackson.
Jackson has been married for 12 years to Ashley and they have two sons, Drake and Walker.
During his time off work, he likes to ride dirt bikes and go hunting for deer and duck.