Systems Tester, Prominent Fluid Controls
Name: Zac McConnell
Company: Prominent Fluid Controls
Title: Systems Tester
What was your first job?
Industrial Scientific Corp.
What do you do in your current role?
Fabrication of chemical feed equipment, including pipe fitting, structural support, machining and assembly as required and directed by the project scope, ensuring manufacturing accuracy against drawings or blueprints.
How/why did you begin your career in manufacturing?
I was looking for a job and a family member worked at a manufacturing gas detection company. I love working with my hands and using my mind.
What is your educational background?
Bachelor’s Degree Business
What do you like most about your current position and work you are doing in manufacturing? I get to see new stuff every day within my company and how our systems work out in the field for the end user.
What is the biggest thing that surprised you about manufacturing when you started working in the industry?
The ability for growth and learn about certain career paths you can take while in manufacturing “engineering, business, finance, etc.”
What is your #1 piece of advice for young people to prepare for a successful future?
Follow what you love to do.
Why should someone consider a career in manufacturing?
The ability to grow within a company at a fast rate. Also, you learn a lot about basic tooling and all types of Engineering fields.
What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
Golf, hockey, and hiking.
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