Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Day 2015
Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Day


Carol Petty

Carol Petty

Employer: c3controls
Department: Electrical & Electronic Assembly
Job Title: Electrical & Electronic Assember
High School: Beaver Falls

Post-secondary schooling/education to prepare for my career:No; I graduated in June and started with a manufacturing company in November 55 years ago.

Overview of Responsibilities:Assemble electrical products by following work instructions and bills of materials in accordance with product quality and assembly rate requirements.

What are the benefits/advantages in life working in a manufacturing environment in Beaver County?I started at Westinghouse straight out of high school. I knew that I wanted to go there because I needed to make money. My goal upon joining was to earn a group leader position and I did that for the last 7 years of my 42.9 years at Westinghouse.

Working in manufacturing eliminates some stressors of life. For example, I have complete benefits for me and at the time, my family, and I know that I will maintain a steady income. I’ve learned to treat everyone the way you want to be treated in the plant. You meet a lot of nice people; they’re your family because you spend more time here than at home.

I’ve learned how to build things from scratch and how to solder and use power tools. I also know how to weld. Working in manufacturing is a great place to go if you don’t want to go to college. I was also able to learn a trade while working – i.e. I attended night school to be a beautician while I worked at Westinghouse.

Learn More About the Beaver County Energy Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Here

Participating Schools

  • Aliquippa
  • ambridge
  • Beaver School District
  • Big Beaver Falls
  • Blackhawk School District
  • Central Valley
  • Ellwood City
  • Hopewell
  • New Brighton
  • Riverside
  • Rochester School District
  • South Side
  • Western Beaver

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