Q&A with PMG Machine Operator Jennifer P.
How long have you been working in manufacturing?
I’ve been in manufacturing for 16 years now. I started off in fast food for a year or so and wound up in manufacturing and have loved it ever since.
What drew you to the trade?
It was wanting that feeling that I’ve done something at work and getting that satisfaction that I made something that matters and has a purpose.
Before working at PMG, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
The most interesting job I had was working at a plant that made airplane brakes. Seeing the process that is required for it was very cool. It takes months to do. To make “just” a brake. Then being on a plane afterwards, knowing I had a part in that, was amazing.
What do you like most about working for PMG?
I knew someone working for PMG and it took me awhile to get on my first assignment. Now I’ve been on 4 or 5 assignments and I’ve been on this last one, as a machine operator, for almost 2 years solid. The reason I love PMG is that they’ll take care of you if you take care of them. My work ethic is very strong and I appreciate the way they appreciate that.
What is one thing you miss or wish you had with you while on the road with PMG?
Not too much actually. I love meeting new people and seeing new things and places. So, really, the whole thing works great for me.
What are some career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
The main thing for me is you can always learn something, no matter where you go or what you’re doing. I’ve met a lot of people that think they already know everything and I’ve been learning new things for 16 years so anyone can.
When you’re not working, what sort of hobbies do you like to do in your free time?
I’m definitely a movie person. I love going to theaters. Right now (during COVID-19 restrictions), I watch a lot of movies on my phone. I love music and the outdoors too. I like to get outside when I can on assignment too.
What is something fun you’re looking forward to in 2020?
Nothing special. I just want to be as happy and productive as I can be.
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