ENGINEER – CNC MACHINE OPERATOR – SHEET METAL FABRICATOR – MANUFACTURING MANAGER – WELDER

Thelma Quansah

What Electrical Engineers do: Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Company: OMYA
Title: Engineer

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I like the challenge and satisfaction that comes from troubleshooting and problem solving. I also enjoy interacting and learning from my smart colleagues and co-workers.

What Training have you Received? I have a BSC in Electrical Engineering and an MSC in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
I enjoy doing Zumba (Work-out) and Cooking.


Roberta Will

What CNC Machine Operators do:

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

Company: GE
Title: CNC Machine Operator

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I like the challenge that my job presents because every day is something different. I can use CAD programs to make tooling from a block of metal. I also enjoy the people that I work with, they are friendly.

What Training have you Received? I graduated from GE’s Advanced Machinist Apprentice Program, and I also took CAD and NC programming classes.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
I enjoy spending time playing with my daughter, snowboarding and cooking.


Guy Babb

What do Mechanical Engineers do: Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

What do Civil Engineers do: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Company: Stafford Technical Center
Title: STEM Engineering Instructor

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job? I like the social interactions that take place all day long, and the satisfaction of introducing and exposing students to content that they want to learn in their field of choice.

What Training have you Received? One-year Post Graduate certificate in Welding. A Bachelor of Sci ence in Business Management from Castleton University. An Associate’s Degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering from VTC

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work? I enjoy time with my family, traveling, snowboarding and boating.


Larry Sharon

What do Sheet Metal Workers do: Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

What do Industrial Production Managers do: Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Company: KALOW Technologies, LLC.
Title: Fabrication Manager

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job? I enjoy learning new skills so it is fun to tackle projects that challenge me and I really like working with people who have a better skill set than mine, it is a great way to learn

What Training have you Received? I have been trained in everything from forklift driving to ISO Auditing, Lean Manufacturing to firefighting/first aid first response

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work? My free time is divided between my family, coaching/umpiring youth sports, golfing and hunting


Tony Bosnich

What Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders do: Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

Company: Stafford Technical Center
Title: Welding Instructor

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job? Working with young people. Having time to plan and work on projects.

What Training have you Received? AWS CWE/1 Certified Welding Educator.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work? Beekeeping; back packing.