At Duval Precision Grinding, we take pride in our team of dedicated professionals who contribute to our reputation as a leading precision grinding company. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Steve S., a new grinder who joined our team in mid-January. Despite his limited machining experience, Steve’s attention to detail and commitment to personal growth made him a great fit for our organization. Now, Steve is thriving in a new career with lots of growth potential at DPG.  In this article, we delve into Steve’s journey, his motivations for coming to Duval, his career goals, and the supportive company culture that fosters his job satisfaction.

Discovering Opportunity

Steve’s journey with Duval Precision Grinding began when he heard about the job opening through a referral from our production manager. Intrigued by the prospect of learning a skilled trade with opportunities for progression, Steve was motivated to apply for the position. Despite having no prior machining experience, he was eager to challenge himself and develop new skills.

Before joining Duval, Steve’s previous work experience was in custodial work and maintenance. His attention to detail and mechanical aptitude honed during that job proved to be valuable traits in his role as a machinist. 

A Culture of Growth and Learning

Steve’s enthusiasm for his work at Duval is fueled by the daily opportunities for progression and learning. Each day, he finds himself improving his skills and expanding his knowledge, making significant contributions to the team. This continuous growth aligns perfectly with his long-term career goals, where he envisions increasing his personal value and skill set. Understanding the importance of precision, Steve strives to bring meticulousness and accuracy to every project.

The company culture at Duval Precision Grinding is described by Steve as easygoing, fostering an environment where employees can thrive and enjoy their work. The collaborative nature of the workplace allows Steve to work alongside the production manager and other experienced professionals, enabling him to learn through hands-on experiences. This supportive environment has been instrumental in his professional development.

Safety is of utmost importance in a manufacturing environment, and Duval Precision Grinding is committed to ensuring a safe workplace for its employees. Steve highlights the significance of eye and hearing protection as critical safety measures. Moreover, the company has implemented common-sense protocols that emphasize personal responsibility, reminding everyone to exercise caution around expensive parts and machinery. 

Join The Team

Are you a machinist (or mechanically-inclined aspiring machinist) looking for your next big career move? According to Steve, a good fit for a job at Duval Precision Grinding is someone who is determined and responsible and wants to feel accomplished at the end of the day. Given the nature of working with valuable parts and machines, it is crucial to have individuals who are committed to upholding high standards and taking ownership of their work.

Steve’s journey at Duval Precision Grinding exemplifies the opportunities for personal growth and professional development within our company. From his humble beginnings to becoming an integral part of our team, Steve’s story showcases the power of determination, a supportive company culture, and the drive to acquire new skills. Duval Precision Grinding is proud to have Steve as a valuable member of our workforce, and we look forward to witnessing his continued growth and success in the future.

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