CAD/CAM Tool Designer, Arconic, Aerospace & Defense
What do you enjoy most about working in manufacturing? I enjoy seeing the pieces of the puzzle and learning how my own work contributes to the bigger picture or fits into the completed puzzle. It’s one thing to tell my kids that their mom helps build planes, but it’s even more exciting to tell them which pieces of the plane I helped create. I also appreciate my coworkers at Arconic, who I work with daily. In manufacturing, people from all walks of life, from a wide array of educational and professional backgrounds, come together each day to work towards a common goal.
What attracted you to a career in manufacturing? Tooling design, aerospace, extrusion presses…this field was completely foreign to me when I accepted an internship. Years later, I look forward to coming to work every day to any variety of challenging, innovative projects. I am constantly learning and growing professionally, while expanding my design, machining, and manufacturing knowledge.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about creating their future in manufacturing? Manufacturing is such a fluid and inventive field. No matter what your interests are, you’re bound to find a position or career within manufacturing in which you can be engrossed and passionate. After all the key to a long-lasting, fulfilling career is doing something that you love.