Elite Employee Spotlight: Norman Eallonardo

Title:  

Machinist

Year Started at Elite:

2021

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

Precision Manufacturing

Education:

Joliet Junior College – CoA in Mechanical Production Technology

Industry Certifications

CoC - Blueprint Reading
CoC - Computer Numerical Control

CoC - Dimensional Metrology
CoC - Machine Tool Metalworking

Any unique hobbies, talents, skills, experiences, etc.:

Believe it or not, metalworking was my hobby when I was in high school, and now I get paid to do it!

How did you get into EMC/testing?

Elite is my first experience in the world of electronic testing, so really it was Elite that brought me into this field.

Anything that customers/colleagues would find surprising about you?

I have a rather poor sense of smell, but excellent hearing.  This is why I am so religious about wearing ear protection.

Proudest moment in life so far:

It is a tie between making parts for the Joint Strike Fighter and graduating from JJC.

What would you consider to be your passion outside of work? How did you get started in it? Any advice for anyone looking to try this activity?

Right now, I am a big fan of flight simulators. My advice to anyone else looking to get into flight sims is to do your research before dropping any money. Youtube is a great resource to separate the wheat from the chaff in this regard.

Most rewarding/favorite aspect of working at Elite:

The friendly atmosphere and great people. I really feel at home here, and that helps me focus more on my work.

If you had a personal motto, what would it be?

If it is easy, it probably is not worth doing, or it has already been done.

If you could be paid in something other than money, what would you choose?

Bitcoin, but I would probably immediately trade it for cash.