Automation technology is taking over so many mundane tasks in our lives. Join us as we talk to someone whose job it is to maintain automation robots and systems, engineer, Breanna Allen (she/her). As an automation engineer at Precision Castparts Corporation, Breanna keeps automation systems operating with maximum efficiency.
Q: Please describe your educational/training background
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Q: Please describe where you work & your occupation
I am an automation engineer at Precision Castparts Corporation.
Q: Career-wise, what have been your proudest moments/highlights/accomplishments so far?
Learning 2 new robotic programming languages and bringing over 20 failed programs back to production.
Q: What are some of your future goals or things you would like to accomplish?
Involved in getting more women and minority children into STEM education and careers.
Q: What have been some of your biggest career challenges?
Gender inequality and the age gap in the industry are some of the biggest challenges I’ve faced.
Q: Many young women might not be aware of the careers available in STEM fields. What do you think can be done to spread the word to women about career options in these fields?
Getting students involved at younger ages and receiving mentorship in college and high school.
Q: Do you have any advice for women who are looking to follow in a similar career path?
Ask for help, don’t be afraid of failure, and understand you deserve respect and equality.
Q: What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?
I like to play piano and guitar in my free time. I also like hanging out with friends!
Q: Anything else should the listeners know about you?
I am a gender and racial minority in STEM and I have gone through very difficult obstacles to secure my education and career in STEM. I have a heart and passion for motivating the next individual who may face the same struggles.