Home: Ravenna, Ohio
Years in the military: 6
Division: Electronics Technician Nuclear, Navy
Years with Air Products: < 1
Current role: I & E Technician
Current work location: Cleveland, Ohio
My military experience onboard a nuclear-powered submarine taught me a great deal about the importance of safely operating and maintaining electronic and mechanical systems—from the extremely high temperatures and pressures of our air and fluids to the always-present invisible danger of electric shock.
This training plus my on-the-job development has already proven invaluable to my new career working at our air separation unit facility in Cleveland. If I were to ever attempt a task without taking the appropriate safety precautions, I would put not only myself at risk, but my fellow employees as well. Also, my actions could result in equipment damage and put our production and, ultimately, our customers’ processes, at risk.
Far too many casualties have occurred in both the military and in the civilian section because of unsafe work practices. So, I was glad to discover that Air Products values safety at a level that rivals that of the Nuclear Navy.