Employee Spotlight: Meet George Vikor
Nameplates George makes in-house.
George Vikor’s work at UCEC is exacting, right down to the last letter. Without him, our panels would be a mystery to anyone who ever opened them up. But with George at his printing and engraving post, his efforts create the numerous labels that mark the components for each UCEC custom panel.
George has worked at UCEC for two years and before that, another panel shop for about eight years. His first career was in auto body and paint, and he took that field to the highest level until physical considerations forced a change.
Initially, when George joined UCEC, he was ready to build or wire panels (UCEC is unique in that our craftsmen work on one side of the shop or other). But he was soon recruited to train for the Operations Support position that creates terminal tags and nameplates.
Using two printers and an engraving machine, George works in a small shop that’s stocked with more than 40 types of plastic markers. His job involves analyzing the schematic for the panel design and deciding what types of terminal tags and nameplates to create.
“Going over the schematic and cross-referencing all of the details is very challenging,” George said. “It’s never boring, that’s for sure.”
George is involved with a panel project from the beginning. As details change, George’s work changes, too. “The project isn’t finished until it’s pretty much tested,” he says. The quick pace of the UCEC shop means George is often working on multiple projects. “I try to be as accurate as I can. It’s non-stop a lot of the time,” he notes. After the labels are complete, he hands them off and turns his attention to the next project.
Away from the shop, George and his wife enjoy trips to the mountains to explore less-traveled four-wheel drive roads. The couple’s biggest joy is doting on their first granddaughter.