Marcin Jasiewicz says his family was the driving force in encouraging him to participate in the Employee Scholar Program. “They gave me their full support and were my motivation,” he says.
Marcin joined Pratt & Whitney as a tool maker. He soon found that he was fascinated with semiautomatic manufacturing and wanted to learn more. He enrolled in Rzeszow University of Technology and earned a master’s degree in engineering. Today he is an expert in what is known as the CNC environment and supervises a 20-person team that operates CNC machines. CNC, which stands for Computer Numerical Control, is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. In Marcin’s case, the CNC machines are used for making manufacturing tools for aircraft components.
Marcin’s expertise in CNC has led to several innovations that have saved Pratt & Whitney time and money. As he gains even more experience, he expects to offer new ideas and solutions.
The ESP not only provided Marcin with technical knowledge, but also prepared him to lead a team of highly trained CNC operators. “Teamwork is very important in manufacturing,” says Marcin. “When I was working on class projects, I was on teams with people from various backgrounds and different life experiences. That has helped me work with my own team so that we use the best methods and techniques of fabrication and do so efficiently.”
Marcin’s family gave him its full support while he studied for his degree– and he has not disappointed. “The ESP changed my life,” he says. “And it’s noticeable at home. I believe I am a much more open-minded father and husband.”