Cedric Hall

Cedric Hall

Technical Associate


GE Aviation

Auburn, AL USA


Stay on the path. Whatever goal you have, set it and stick to it. Don’t deviate from it and see it all the way through.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in a small country town in Alabama.
His parents worked in textile manufacturing for over 30 years and instilled in him the value of hard work.
He worked in various manufacturing positions during the summers in high school.
Attended Southern Union State Community College, where he received an associate’s degree in applied sciences with a specialization in management information systems.
After graduating, he decided to join the military and ended up serving in the United States Marine Corps for six years.
When he got out of the military, he moved to Atlanta, GA and got a job installing motherboards and graphic cards in computers.
When he saw that GE Aviation was offering jobs back in Alabama, he decided to apply.
He now works as a Technical Associate at GE Aviation doing final inspections in additive manufacturing to ensure that safety and quality standards of parts are met.
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Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Management Information Systems, General
Southern Union State Community College
Bachelor
Management Information Systems, General
Auburn University

Career

Technical Associate

I conduct final inspections of parts to ensure our customers receive the highest quality possible.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Technology
Working with Others

Day to Day

A great day at work would be having a small team meeting in the morning with my co-workers and going over the daily tasks that everyone has to complete. You would see a team working together, having fun and making team decisions.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I would say having some technical training, great communication skills, and a strong work ethic are essential in this career.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

There are so many paths you can take to get into my career, so I would say find the one skill or field that you like and specialize in it. I would recommend attending a technical school to gain some skills and then move on to pursuing your 4-year degree if needed.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Certification/License
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"This isn't like other manufacturing jobs. The old ways don't work here."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student