Robert Rewerts has been in his second career at UCEC as an Industrial Control Technician for 16 years. In his prior career, he worked for 18 years at a global security and aerospace company on various high-security clearance projects as an electrical engineer.
At UCEC, there might not be any “classified” panel projects but Robert says he’s actually learned more in his UCEC years than at his previous job.
“At my former position, the designs were theoretical, and we were told to call someone if we had a problem,” Robert says. “At UCEC, I actually learned how to wire and to understand how the work I did translated to the bigger picture.”
As an Industrial Control Technician, Robert works on a variety of projects. His responsibilities include routing all of the wiring; adhering to electrical code standards; and circumventing any issues that might arise for staff in the field.
Robert has been working in electrical wiring and assembly long enough to see many ways that technology changes. When this happens, he draws on his decades of experience and gets the project complete as quickly as possible. “We usually know the right way to get something done,” he says with a smile.
Craftsmanship is another part of Robert’s daily routine. “Wiring panels is a craft. You have to know what you’re doing,” he says. “We make it look as good as we can while at the same time, it has to do what it’s designed to do with no problems.”
Away from the shop, Robert is currently renovating his house in preparation for its sale. After a few years as a rental, the house needs some TLC. Currently, he’s staying busy with tile and wall repair.
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It took Denise Nation a few twists and turns to end up on the Wiring team at UCEC in 2016. Her first career track was in healthcare, but she had a feeling that wasn’t exactly what she was supposed to do. A chance to attend school for avionics electronics was intriguing; Denise says she always liked figuring out how things worked.
I think the members of the Wiring Team are all artisans. There’s a lot of creativity. It’s kind of one of those hidden heroes type of jobs. People don’t understand what they do, but our people put in a lot of effort.
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“To be quite honest, starting here a year ago felt like coming home,” John says. “I got here, and the slot was waiting for me. I came in, and within a few hours, I was handed my tools and I had a job to start. I felt like I belonged.”
I am continually amazed at our creative team members here at UCEC. Led by Operations Support Manager Zach Fothergill and Wireman Morgan Burris, the team just designed, fabricated and installed a brand-new UCEC logo in our headquarters lobby.
Max Nelson moved to Denver a few years ago for a change of scenery and a chance to start a new career. He found all that and more at UCEC, where he’s worked as a wireman on the Wiring side of the shop since December 2015.
When it comes to the UCEC team, we're not shy about telling the world that we make the best control panels, period. All of our departments continually push for improvements in technology and processes. We travel to tradeshows and search for the latest in new tech. We take classes in the newest UL standards. We never settle for "good enough."
We've had sustained high winds here in the Denver Metro area the last few days. And while we might prefer the calmer, more "lamb-like" performance of late March, we're keeping on with the work of panel craftsmanship inside the shop.
Editor's Note: Last year, we asked our CEO and President, Mark Inboden, eight questions. We decided to return again with five more questions about UCEC, leadership and the future of panel building.