What Led Mitch LeBlanc to AMT and Why He Loves It Here
Thank you to Mitch LeBlanc for allowing us to share his essay and photo which were originally featured on LinkedIn.
Blog post by Automation Engineer Mitch LeBlanc
Since I haven’t posted on LinkedIn in a while, I would like to give an update about my professional life as of late. I ended 2021 on a high note, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University. My journey throughout academia has taught me a great deal. I have been fortunate enough to interact with and learn from many intelligent facility members, meet peers with like-minded goals, and grow professionally as a young engineer.
Shortly after graduating from college, I accepted an engineering position with Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). During college, I worked as an intern for AMT, and I really enjoyed my experience there. So, I decided to return to the company as an Automation Engineer once an opportunity for employment became available. At AMT, I not only have the opportunity to work with the latest innovative technologies within robotics and programmable logic controller systems (PLC), but I am also traveling across the country most of the time. After completing training at our headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, I was sent out to a town just outside of Boise, Idaho to work with a company called House of Design (HOD). HOD works with robotics and automation to build housing trusses. I have been responsible for providing support when it comes to debugging errors in robot code, as well as helping solve issues along the developmental stages within HOD’s operating system. Soon, I will be working in Austin, Texas to help provide additional support for House of Design in order to implement a newly developed customer support service that my team and I created.
Traveling has always been of interest to me and being able to experience life in other cities while working has offered many opportunities to gain a varying degree of perspectives, which in turn, help me to grow both professionally and personally. From what I have experienced so far, I am very excited to continue this journey for years to come and learn more about my passion of engineering. I am more than thankful for the guidance and leadership that has led me to this point in my life, and I hope to continue to be surrounded by that same guidance going forward.