My name is Mr. Merchlinsky and I’m the Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
I have an associate degree in Industrial Electronics from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and a my vocational teaching certificate from Temple University. Additionally, I have a master electrician’s license and am a MSHA-certified electrician for high voltage and high/low voltage.
I worked as a journeyman electrician, a position with duties that included construction wiring for old and new electrical systems at quarries, coal mines, manufacturing plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, warehouses and a variety of other locations. I was also employed as an industrial electronics technician, working extensively with industrial automation, robotics, process control, building automation, elevator controls, amusement park rides, ski lifts and industrial controls.
I have 20-plus years of experience with programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, robotics, computer and machine networking, fiber optics and machine programming.
Also, I spent 20 years as a high school and youth football coach.
I am proud to have been part of a football coaching staff that was the first in school history to win a district title. I’m also proud of my two sons, one of whom is a college football coach and another who plays college football.
The people I work with are awesome people! Everyone is always willing to help each other. And I get to play with top-of-the-line equipment every day as I teach!