Christine Moses

Christine Moses

Technical Associate


GE Aviation

Auburn, AL USA


I was raised on the philosophy that a good day's work is a good day’s pay. If you’re a good person and you do the best that you can, then good things will come to you.

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Milestones

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.
Education

Education

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GED
certification
Certification/License
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Career

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
Business
Technology
Technology
Working with Others
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!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The ability to work safely and complete the processes in an efficient manner. Most importantly, don't be afraid to communicate any items of concern with others.

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

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

My tendency to be independent and want things done the way I want is a source of conflict in a team environment like this job. I've had to learn to step back and let others help and know when to ask for help.

Challenges I Overcame

Socio-Economic Origin
Socio-Economic Origin

I grew up in poverty. I received my GED my senior year of high school and moved in with my future husband. He went on to join the military and we moved away from the area, supporting each other in our career endeavors.