Q: Tell me about your job
A: I am a process engineer in the anodize facility. I will celebrate my fifth year at Linetec in October. My responsibilities include overseeing the anodize tank lines to ensure the production of quality material. This includes the chemistry of the tank line, so I also ensure the laboratory testing is completed and appropriate adjustments are made to the tanks. Finally, I oversee the operation of waste treatment, which cleans of all the waste water that we return back to the city.
Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?
A: Prior to working as a process engineer for anodizing, I was the in-house blending supervisor in the paint facility. In this position, I was responsible for ensuring all of the paint was mixed or purchased to meet the customer demands for production.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: My favorite part of my job is the most challenging part of my job – solving problems. We have many challenges and concerns every day to meet the quality demands of our customers. Fortunately, I work with a great bunch of associates who provide insight and details that make this part of my job much easier.
Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?
A: The process of anodizing is complex and has many layers. All of these layers make solving concerns or issues more difficult. I was new to anodizing, so I jumped in head first to increase my knowledge of the process and now use my skills to help correct problems as quick as possible.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to?
A: I look forward to new opportunities and development our processes. I have seen a lot of changes over the last five years and that it makes me hopeful to see what’s in the future.
Q: What is something people don’t know about you?
A: I served 14 ½ years in the U.S. Air Force and have traveled a lot. I had the opportunity to see and experience so much during my service and that makes me appreciate all I have in my life.
Q: If Linetec gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?
A: I would spend my time with my family. What we did wouldn’t matter, just the time with them.
Q: What always cheers you up when you think about it?
A: When I remember all the times spent with my children, it always makes my day. When we would go to the gym and play hockey or hang out flying kites. As they have grown up, I think about spending time with them fishing, going on trips or playing games. They have brought so much joy into my world that I am always amazed. The most important thing I have ever done in my life is having them and watching them grow up.