Millennials in Manufacturing - Mike Scaparrotti

Millennials in Manufacturing: A Different, yet Rewarding Career Path

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Millennials in Manufacturing - Mike ScaparrottiIn our latest I-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing Blog Series we feature Mike Scaparrotti, a electronic manufacturing purchasing agent at Saline Lectronics.

Mike Scaparrotti graduated with a degree in sociology and minor in art. “When I applied for this position, I knew very little about electronic manufacturing. My background was mainly in shipping and retail management.”

By joining Lectronics, Mike anticipated a chance for different growth opportunities; he believed that the electronics and technology industry would be a great opportunity to start a completely different career path.

Mike’s career at Saline Lectronics began in the shipping department as a receiving clerk. He then worked as an Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) programmer, before progressing to his current position as a purchasing agent.

For the past four years, Mike’s career has been working well, and he has learned a lot about the industry. “I have been able to see our builds progress from the parts being brought in the door, assembled, and then finally shipped out as a final product.”

Of course, there are challenges in his line of work. For Mike, it is finding that some companies they work with are not as quick moving.

To read the rest of Mike’s story, please visit I-Connect007.