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Christine Moses

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Born and raised in Alabama.
Received her GED and was able to graduate on time with her high school class.
She grew up in poverty and didn’t have the money to go to college, so she began working in the local manufacturing industry.
In order to get out of the socio-economic situation they grew up in, her husband joined the military and they made the decision to move away from Alabama.
Attended cosmetology school—when she and her husband moved back to Alabama, she worked as a cosmetologist for awhile.
Worked for a financial advisor for over 10 years.
When she heard that GE Aviation was building a factory in the area and would be utilizing 3D printing, she decided to apply for a job.
She became the first woman hired at that factory and now works as a Technical Associate helping build parts for aircraft.

Career

Technical Associate

I set up machines to build engine parts for aircraft and then remove once completed.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

I help run our DMLM (Digital Melting Laser Machines) machines. We create a part that is built by combining a metal powder with the process of a laser melting that powder and adhering it to a stainless steel plate. Once that process is completed we remove the powder from the machine, revealing a group of parts that will go on to be used in the assembly of aircraft engines that carry people near and far!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Don't let your background define who you are and what you want to achieve.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You can't do everything on your own."

Challenges I Overcame

Socio-Economic Origin

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