Get to Know: New Manufacturing Engineer Yanko Maldonado

Yanko

Please join all of us in giving a warm welcome to Yanko Maldonado, who was recently hired as the Manufacturing Engineer for Gage Brothers. He will lead the design, installation, and improvement of production systems requiring the integration of people, equipment, and materials for Gage Brothers precast products.

Yanko hails from Veracruz, a Mexican port city on the Gulf of Mexico coast. He is also trilingual (English, Spanish and German).

Welcome to Gage Brothers, Yanko!

Q. Where did you grow up? Tell us about your hometown.

A. I grew up in Veracruz in the South of Mexico.  It is on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and is very green and pretty, but also very hot for most of the year.

Q. How did you get into this line of work?

A. I went to school for Mechatronics Engineering, which was a new field of study at the time that I started college that had a lot of crossover with other engineering fields.  I also became very interested in lean manufacturing processes and energy efficiencies and got my masters in Energy Management.

Q. What attracted you to the manufacturing engineering position with Gage Brothers?

A. The opportunity to implement engineering tools, lean principles and continuous improvement to help different departments to improve processes, by making things simpler and faster.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most with your new job at Gage Brothers?

A. Getting to know everyone and start using my skills and knowledge to help all the different departments!

Q. What is your dream vacation spot?

A. Barcelona

Q. What was your favorite subject in school?

A.  I think it was close between Computer Science, and physics

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. Practicing guitar, playing soccer and video games, and spending time with my 9-month-old son, Santiago.

Big LebowskiQ. What is your favorite movie?

A. The Big Lebowski

Q. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A. Unagi Eel Sushi

eel sushi


Q. En qué lugar creciste? Platicanos de ahí.

A. Yo crecí en Veracruz en el Sur de México cerca del Golfo de México, Es un lugar muy bonito tiene es una zona de jungla con mucha vegetación pero También es muy húmedo y caluroso.

Q. Cómo decidiste entrar en esta profesión?

A. Yo estudié ingeniero en Mecatrónica, que era una Carrera nueva que juntaba diferentes ingenierías como mecánica y electrónica, durante mis studio me intereso saber mas sobre procesos esbelto o “lean” y en evitar desperdicios y decidí estudiar hacer una maestria en Administracion de Energia.

Q. Que te Intereso en la posición de ingeniero de Manufactura en Gage Brothers?

A. La oportunidad de emplear diferentes herramientas e ingeniería, proceso esbelto y mejora continua para poder ayudar a mejorar los procesos en los diferentes departamentos haciéndolos más fáciles y rápidos.

Q. Qué es lo que más te emociona en tu nuevo trabajo en Gage Brothers?

A. Conocer a todos los empleados y empezar a usar mis habilidades y conocimientos para ayudarlos.

Q. Cual es tu lugar ideal para vacacionar?

A. Barcelona.

Q. Cuál fue tu materia favorita en la escuela?

A. Yo creo que era un empate entre Computación y Física.

Q. Cuáles son tus pasatiempos?

A. Tocar la guitarra eléctrica, jugar y ver football, jugar videojuegos y pasar tiempo con mi hijo de 9 meses.

Q. Cuál es tu película favorita?

A. The Big Lebowski

Q. Qué es lo mas raro que has comido?

A. Sushi de anguila

 

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