Arethea G., CNC Machinist
How long have you been working as a machinist?
What drew you to machining?
At the time, I was looking for work and it was all I could find.
Before working at PMG, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was in telemarketing right out of high school.
What aspect of CNC Machining do you enjoy the most?
I like learning how different parts are made.
What do you like most about working for PMG?
I like to travel. This job gives me the opportunity to travel to places I didn’t expect I would go to.
While the number of female technicians in manufacturing is small, experts are seeing an increase in the number of women entering the sector. What's your experience been like as a female machinist?
From my personal experience, the guys I’ve worked with, they treat me like an equal.
How do you balance your career at PMG and family?
A lot of texting, FaceTime and phone calls
What are some career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
I've learned the importance of bringing value to the client and being open and willing to learn different jobs.
When you’re not working, what sort of hobbies do you like to do in your free time?
I like to cook, read and try new things like going to museums, plays and concerts.
What holiday traditions do you and your family like to celebrate this time of year?
Thanksgiving – my siblings and I cook together and go to my mom’s house for a family get together.