Millennials in Manufacturing: Hiring, Training and Retaining Millennials

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing series with i-Connect007, we’re now looking at the management perspective and the various nuances with managing this millennial generation. This week, we hear from Shelly Phelps. Shelly is the human resource manager at Saline Lectronics, where she manages recruitment strategies, disciplinary actions, and employee relations. Her role at the company also includes providing redirection …

Managing Millennials: Lean Champion Jeff Riedel Emphasizes the Importance of Mentoring

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? This week, we have Jeff Riedel, the lean champion at Saline Lectronics. In this interview, Jeff talks about the …

Managing Millennials: Eric Hassen on Balance and Clear Communication

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? First, we have Eric Hassen, the vice president of test engineering at Saline Lectronics, to give his …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Zach Tondreau – Motivating Millennials

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Our last millennial featured in this Millennials in Manufacturing series is Zach Tondreau, the conformal coat lead at Saline Lectronics. Over the past two years, Zach has moved up starting as an associate, progressing to associate coordinator, and now as a production lead at Lectronics. “This is my first job in manufacturing and it has been very rewarding. I’ve always …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Tom Scales

Millennials in Manufacturing: Tom Scales—Manufacturing from an IT Perspective

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Continuing our i-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing feature, our latest millennial is IT Manager Tom Scales. Tom has been with Saline Lectronics for about two and a half years, and he describes the daily challenges as the most rewarding part of the job: “As a contract manufacturer, there are always unique problems given the diverse range of products that we make. …

Millennials in Manufacturing: The Millennials’ Advantage

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Continuing our i-Connect007 series on Millennials in Manufacturing, we next feature Mya Walton, associate coordinator in the circuit board testing department at Saline Lectronics. Mya has been with Lectronics for almost three years now. So far, she finds her work to be fulfilling. “I’ve gained knowledge I didn’t expect to get from this job. For example, I’ve learned every unique …

Millenials in Manufacturing - Kyle Robertson

Millennials in Manufacturing: A Rewarding Career

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In our latest i-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing Blog Series we feature Kyle Robertson, an SMT technician at Saline Lectronics. Kyle has been with Lectronics for three years now. So far, Kyle explained, working for Lectronics has provided him the opportunity to learn new things related to the electronics manufacturing industry every day and to witness the latest, most exciting technologies being developed. …

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Millennials in Manufacturing: Multiple Approaches to Problem Solving

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In our latest i-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing Blog Series we feature Cathy Cox, a process engineer at Saline Lectronics. Cathy Cox started working on an assembly line before moving to SMT, where she performed training and the organization of the department. As a process engineer she is in charge of all the first-time build customers, where she manages the entire assembly process …

Millennials in Manufacturing - Alex Johnson

Millennials in Manufacturing: A Long-term Career Prospect

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In our latest I-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing Blog Series we feature Alex Johnson, an associate engineer at Saline Lectronics. Alex has been with Lectronics for over two years, and so far, he is genuinely enjoying it. He’s gained a better understanding of the electronic manufacturing process and enjoys addressing the challenges that come along with manufacturing. “There are a lot of tasks …