I received a BS in Sustainable Manufacturing and minor in Managing for Sustainability. The emphasis in sustainability is really something I want to pursue in my career. I believe this country needs to scale up its transition into renewable energy and I want to work for a company where that is part of their goal. I have taken classes in quality control engineering where six sigma was taught along with tools that would guarantee quality control. I have studied manufacturing operations strategy, forecasting and supply chain management, project team management and maintaining excellence, all within a safe environment. All of these skills have prepared me to lead a collaborative team to execute well planned and organized solutions in a fast paced environment.
This is my second career. My first stint in industry was in IT support where I learned valuable skills in troubleshooting and customer service. I transitioned from that job into more of a programming and network monitoring roll. At that point I went back to school full time and studied computer science and manufacturing. I am versed in C++, Ruby, and Bash scripting and can navigate a Unix OS very well. I think programming skills are very important in the manufacturing industry as automation is becoming more accessible to companies that are ready to scale up to larger production rates.
I have experience in programming automated Adapt pick and place robots as well as experience in designing end effectors for specific tasks. I have experience in CnC programming and have even fabricated a desktop sized CnC routing machine from scratch as one of my personal projects. This project was a lot of fun and taught me valuable lessons in fabricating, and implementing automated machine systems for daily use. It also taught me valuable project management skills in how to budget a project and maintain consistent time management while going to school full time. This project also took lots of research to complete witch is something I really enjoy.