Recent Oakland University Grad Brendan Zarycky Joins AMT
Blog post by Automation Engineer Brendan Zarycky who joined AMT in 2022 after receiving his Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics engineering from Oakland University.
Hi everyone, I have been working at AMT since February 2, 2022. I wanted to share the experiences I have had since starting at AMT. After graduating from Oakland University, I had little-to-no job experience as an engineer due to covid-19 limiting my opportunities. The previous summer, I was sending resumes to multiple locations all summer long to gain any engineering experience before graduating. I only got only three responses over that summer to tell me the opening was filled, or they were not hiring at the time. All the other resumes I sent never gave a hint of acknowledgement. I was very worried if I could find any opportunity after graduating. However, during the Oakland University Senior Design Expo, I met my current managers, AJ Kahler and Jason Markesino. After having a discussion with them and expressing a huge interest in working with robots, they gave me their business cards. After graduating, I contacted and interviewed with them. I was given an opportunity to work in the Automation Service Department at AMT, and I accepted.
After accepting, I trained with my managers and fellow coworkers. Everyone I have worked with has been amazing and supportive. I was always worried that I would get thrown into the deep end, but at AMT this has not happened. My managers and co-workers have always been willing to support and train me. AMT has created a great working environment that supports new employees, whether it be at the home office working on AMT training labs or working on-site at other companies. AMT has been a great experience and I am excited to work on more projects for AMT.
I would like to thank AJ Kahler, Jason Markesino, Lawrence Nixon, Nathan Koenig, and Jordan Grawbarger. They have taught me a lot about being an automation engineer.