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Jacob Curley

Jacob Curley

Assembly Technician, MECCO Marking and Traceability

What was your first job?

Machinist

What do you do in your current role?

Repair dot peen marking units, assemble new units, machine/modify parts

 How/why did you begin your career in manufacturing?

I attended 2 years of classes at a vocational school while in high school.

 What is your educational background?

Finished high school and received diploma

 What do you like most about your current position and work you are doing in manufacturing? 

I like working in manufacturing because it gives me an opportunity to be creative. You may run into problems in a manufacturing process which require you to come up with a solution.

 What is the biggest thing that surprised you about manufacturing when you started working in the industry?

I was surprised about the amount of quality control. At my first machining job, I got experience shadowing our QA department and found it interesting that parts were gone over so much before being sent out.

 What is your #1 piece of advice for young people to prepare for a successful future?

The best advice I would give someone is to pursue a career you truly enjoy. Working towards goals and staying committed is a lot easier when you are following something you are passionate about.

 Why should someone consider a career in manufacturing?

A career in manufacturing is a very good choice. Not only is the work itself interesting, the job market for manufacturing jobs is great. You will have a lot more options when it comes to working for different companies.

 What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?

I’m a car enthusiast, i enjoy working on, detailing, and taking pictures of different cars.

 

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