I left an alternative energy startup up company that involved the founder, me, another engineer and a handful of part-time help. All-in-all I didn't feel like it was where my career needed to head and I needed to find a career that better suited me.
I started looking for a job closer to Lansing at the time that turned out to be a recession. After looking for 2 years, I eventually found Dowding with some help from people I knew at CAMW! (shout out to Bob Sherer and Kate Tykocki, now with CiesaDesign in Old Town).
At Dowding, I'm working in an engineering capacity to help imrove machine downtime, material handling, component quality, and anything else I can help with in an effort to increase plant efficiency.
One of the things I like most about Dowding so far is the exchange of ideas between managment, engineering, and the machine operators. I also like the hands-on challenge of improving existing conventional manufacturing methods, and that I never have two days identical.
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