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2021 All Stars

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M A N U F A C T U R I N G A L L S T A R S 2 0 2 1 7 A t Johnsonville, people are the heart of our business. We don't have employees or managers. Instead, we have members and coaches. That's because we use our business to build our people, not the other way around. It's this belief, held by owner and chairman Ralph C. Stayer, that has helped Johnsonville grow from a small butcher shop to the nation's number one sausage brand, from breakfast to bratwurst. As the company continues to grow, we are looking for talented new members to add to our team. Join the Johnsonville family and earn rewards that go far beyond a paycheck. Johnsonville offers comprehensive and unparalleled rewards, including: • Competitive benefits • Monthly bonus program • Shift premiums • Continuing education and tuition reimbursement Visit to learn more about our unique culture, "The Johnsonville Way," and check out available job opportunities. We value the diversity of our workforce and embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment (M/F/Vet/Disability). Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. JOHNSONVILLE Sheboygan Falls How did you decide on this career path? When I was a kid, I would always take things apart and try to figure out how they worked. When I was offered an internship at GP, I fell in love with the manufacturing process and knew it was my calling. What kinds of technology do you use and interact with? There is so much technology that I interact with every day, from wireless tablets to programmable logic controls, and even autonomous vehicles. Are there perceptions about manufacturing careers you would like to change? Manufacturing is not boring. There are always new challenges, problems and opportunities every day that can make it a high-pace and action-packed environment. What has been the most fulfilling experience you have had at your company? Being the maintenance supervisor and reliability engineer for the mill gave me the ability to work with new and experienced E/I technicians to train, learn and develop new skills. I eventually became the go-to guy for most machine problems. I also was able to improve my leadership skills by managing a crew of electricians and helping them improve. moved out of state for four years, but nothing feels better than the Northeast Wisconsin atmosphere, so I moved back. What classes and training most prepared you with the necessary skills? I am currently a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College taking automation engineering courses. So far, all of my classes have prepped me for understanding, running and troubleshooting the machine. Why would you encourage someone to enter the manufacturing field? The manufacturing field is very rewarding. At the end of the day or project, you look back and see how all the time and hard work really affects the economy. There is always opportunity and advancement. Did you have a mentor? How did your mentor impact your career? Ever since starting as a coating machine operator, my coworkers, Amos and Aaron, and my boss, Dan, have given me all the knowledge and tools I need to be successful. They've helped me understand the machine and product, and they've helped me get through tough times where I questioned what I was doing wrong. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER S P O N S O R P A I D P R O F I L E

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