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.