I served active duty from 2001-2006 in the United States Marine Corps with an MOS of 6432, Aviation Electrician with a secondary billet of Security Forces. After the Marine Corps, I finished my B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology along with my MBA with a focus on Project Management. My work experience in the military and civilian sector combined with my education opened up the opportunity I am currently fulfilling as of 2010. I am currently employed at Arconic’s Davenport Works location, an aluminum rolling mill, in Bettendorf, IA. My title is Reliability Technician with management responsibilities.
As a Reliability Technician, I am responsible for supporting maintenance departments and their leaders on multiple scopes of projects. Problems solving, root cause analysis, and maintenance process improvements are in my scope to implement and prevent failure from reoccurring and provide the facility the increased uptime and mill output capacity.
As part of my management responsibilities, I am held accountable for one salaried employee and his 15 direct reports. They are responsible for machinery lubrication and predictive technology testing. Their efforts keep the machinery running healthy as well as predict potential failure with vibration, infrared and motor health technology. I am responsible for their work efforts, but more importantly I am responsible for their safety.
Equally important to safety and production in our workforce is the continued efforts to improve and increase a diverse and inclusive workforce. My military and civilian leadership experience provided me with the opportunity to lead a Veteran’s Resource Group dedicated to diversity and inclusion both in the business and in our community. Arconic strongly believes in providing opportunity to our employees and giving back to our community, and because of their commitment to these beliefs I am able to give back to transition veterans or veterans in need through volunteer events, career fairs, and mentoring programs.