Elite Employee Spotlight: Kyle Nelson

Title:

Test Technician  

Year Started at Elite:

2021

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

Electro-Mechanical Technology

Education:

College of DuPage: AAS degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology

Industry Certifications

Electrician Preparation Certificate

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

I have been playing the drums my whole life. The job I had all throughout college was a Zamboni driver at my local ice rink. One unique hobby I have is going snowmobiling with my family every winter.

How did you get into EMC/testing?

I went on the job hunt after I earned my degree. I started putting my application on indeed. I saw that my field of study lines up perfectly with this position. I went through the hiring process and now I have my first full time job out of college, and I couldn’t be happier!

Anything that customers/colleagues would find surprising about you?

I completed the rank of Eagle Scout by the age of 17.

Proudest moment in life so far:

My proudest moment of my life so far is graduating college and putting the skills I learned to use.

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?

I love to bowl. I started bowling competitively my freshman year in high school. I started of just like any kid would. Just rolling it down and praying for a strike. I would shoot 100 at best. By the end of my senior year, I was able to hit consistently over 200. I even got 2 strikes away from a perfect game. I ended with a 275. If I were to give some advice to a new bowler, I would say go get your own personal ball and join a league or team. That will help a lot!

Most rewarding/favorite aspect of working at Elite:

My favorite thing aspect of working at Elite is that there are no two days that are the same. This position gives me a lot of opportunities to learn many new skills.

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

Life will toss you down to the ground and when is does you figure out how to get back up and keep striving for greatness.

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

I would love to be paid in the form of a different car I could drive every month. There are so many cars. I would like to experience them all.