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Engineer Spotlight: Krzysztof John

9/15/2021

ByJulia Jaskie

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT STANDARD ELECTRIC, AND WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN? 

I am an Automation Specialist with SE Automation. I specialize in Siemens industrial automation: PLCs, HMIs, VFDs and motion.

HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING? 

When I was a kid, I saw a technician repairing our broken TV. I saw him navigating between all those circuit boards and finally fixing it. It looked like a magic. I knew I wanted to be able to repair stuff like he did, so when the time came to pick a high school, I picked on with the electrical profile. Becoming an engineer was just a next step in this adventure.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THIS INDUSTRY?

While working as a systems engineer I enjoyed the programming and troubleshooting aspect of my work. Working as an application engineer, I can work with and learn the latest technology as well as share my knowledge with other people.

WHAT TRAITS DO YOU HAVE THAT HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE?

Patience and persistence.

WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH CLIENTS, HOW DO YOU HELP THEM IDENTIFY AND SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THEY'RE FACING?

Mostly by listening and engaging them in a discussion. But also, by making the aware of available resources and application examples.

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE LEARNED WHILE WORKING AT STANDARD ELECTRIC?  

Since I’ve joined Standard Electric, I’ve learned many new things. This in fact is one of the main reasons I enjoy working here. But the most important thing I would say is how important the attitude is and how much depends on it.

WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

Any type of outdoor activities, biking, swimming, hiking. I don’t like watching sports, I enjoy playing them.

WHAT IS AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE CO-WORKERS OR FRIENDS?

I used to play a clarinet in a brass band.


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