IFPS Welcomes New Team Member for Technical Training and Curriculum Development

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

IFPS welcomes Bradley (BJ) Wagner as the newest addition to our team. We are delighted to introduce BJ as the second technical member of the IFPS staff, focusing on training and curriculum development.

With a wealth of knowledge in fluid power, BJ brings valuable expertise to our organization. He graduated from Penn State University in 2004, earning a BS degree in Agricultural & Bio Engineering with a specialization in Power & Machinery and Fluid Mechanics. In addition, he holds minors in Off-Road Power Equipment and Youth & Family Education.

During his college years, BJ obtained his first IFPS certification as a Hydraulic Specialist. Over the course of 18 years, he gained extensive experience in the hydraulics and off-road power machinery industry, specifically in agricultural and construction mobile equipment.

BJ has a substantial background in training, expressing his passion for teaching others since his college days. He served as a 4-H leader and advisor for over 10 years and has provided training to colleagues throughout his professional career. Obtaining his accredited instructor certification has allowed him to discover his true calling—educating and sharing his hydraulic experience. As an IFPS Accredited Instructor, he has taught hydraulics for over 3 years, with 2 years of formal experience in this role. BJ recognizes the importance of education and training in the industry, emphasizing the significance of safety and success in the hydraulic field.

Impressively, BJ possesses the following certifications:

- Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS)

- Pneumatic Specialist (CFPPS)

- Specialist (CFPS)

- Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (CFPMHM)

- Mobile Hydraulic Technician (CFPMHT)

- Connector Conductor (CFPCC)

- Master of Mobile Hydraulics (CFPMMH)

- Authorized C&C Job Performance Proctor (CFPAJPPCC)

- Authorized Job Performance Proctor (CFPAJPP)

- Accredited Instructor (CFPAI)