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Dominic "DJ" Mailuw
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Crane Operator II
Born and raised in Agat, Guam, Kevin and his partner Jamie De La Cruz are raising their four children in his hometown. Working for Island CERTS since 2017, Kevin is a crane operator, who said he hopes someday to run the crane program. Before working for Island CERTS, he was a rigger and a foreman at Cabras Marine and had experience working at DZSP and the Guam Shipyard. When asked why he works at Island CERTS, Kevin gave one of his Cheshire cat smiles: “I love working for Island CERTS,” he said. “David and Nancy give me a chance to learn more, and they treat me and my family very well.”
Dominic "DJ" Mailuw
My story begins on the wonderful island of Yap. I come from a big family where everybody knows everybody. I grew up island style, where every day I fished and sailed on the beautiful blue ocean. I have seen and caught some of the most exotic and colorful fish in the sea. Yap is a place where I learned to work with my hands from a very young age. Living in Yap also means that I wasn't exposed to the American way of life until I moved to Guam. I moved to Guam in 2005, seeking an education at Guam Community College (GCC) with a burning desire to figure out how engines work. I finished one semester of GCC and found that I couldn't quite satisfy my thirst for knowledge. So, I applied at a couple of different places and Ocean Jet club hired me as a Jet Ski mechanic! This job satisfied my sponge-like thirst because in just two years I learned how to tear apart a Jet Ski from top to bottom. Plus, I was able to put everything back together, correctly! I even learned bits and pieces of Japanese from the many tourists that came to have fun on the water. In 2008 I moved on to bigger and better opportunities. Island Certs Corporation (ICC) took me on as a welder and fabricator. I did not go to school for welding or have much experience. I knew though, that a good attitude and being willing to work hard would help me to grow at ICC. I have been working here at ICC for 12 years and I have definitely expanded my horizons. I am now a welder/fabricator, heavy equipment technician, and a nationally certified crane operator. I am in an apprenticeship program for mechanics. I love and enjoy my job and hope for many years to come.
I was born in Georgia and served in the U.S. Navy from March 1992 until April 2012 as an aircraft mechanic before retiring. I started working for Island CERTS Corporation in Dec 2015 as a shop dog. These days I am a flatbed truck driver, the person inspecting and load testing MSC slings. I am learning to become a crane operator and heavy equipment operator as well. I work for Island CERTS Corporation because I wanted to work for a company that would offer me the chance to grow and do something different.