Staff Spotlight: Welcome Vincent Wong, EIT
Electrical Staff Engineer
We’re so happy to have you on our team! We hope you are feeling welcome! Now that it has been a few months, we’d love to know a little bit more about you! Let’s get started, shall we?
What did you do before joining Civiltec? (Work/School)
Before joining Civiltec, I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. My first tech job was working as a Field Service Engineer for Tokyo Electron in the semiconductor manufacturing field. I decided to pursue a new career path and found a new job as a Junior Electrical Designer with ASEI Engineering which ultimately led me here.
What made you decide to pursue engineering? (Is there a particular specialty that you lean more towards? What sparked electrical for you?)
I decided to pursue engineering because of my interest in computers. The program I enrolled in at the University of Arizona is a combination of electrical and computer engineering courses with a higher emphasis on electrical engineering because I tend to enjoy working on hardware rather than software.
What drew you to work for Civiltec?
The opportunity to learn more challenging things drew to Civiltec. Additionally, alternating 4 days work week, being able to almost entirely avoid the I-10 when commuting to work and better pay.
What do you enjoy about your day-to-day work?
Co-workers’ willingness to teach and help me, my quiet little corner, and the constant flow of work keep me busy.
What has been one highlight of the past three months? (A favorite project or day?)
My favorite project so far is the Sundance Arsenic Treatment Expansion project because it’s the first project where I started from the beginning and was able to apply many of the things I learned from the few months I started working here at Civiltec.
Where is the best place to go and eat in the valley?
What was your last DIY project?
Installing blinders and backyard landscaping for my parent’s new home.
When not at work where can we find you?
At home, I sleep, playing basketball or pickleball, or just hanging out at my parents’ home.