What’s Your Why with Project Engineer, Kyle Houston
I had a job straight out of college working in my field! But as time went on, I realized that this job I appreciated so much was fulfilling a “what” and a “how” for me. WHAT would I do out of college? HOW would I make money to support myself? (I was NOT going back to live with my parents…that much I knew) But what was my “why” … WHY do I want to work? I thought about it and came to a conclusion. If I could, I wanted to:
- Have fun working
- Constantly be able to learn new things and improve myself
These were my two requirements. So, while I’ll always cherish my time at that company, when I got an opportunity to join the Firmatek family and fulfill those two things with work, I had to jump. Even though that jump meant leaving friends and family and nearly everyone that I knew on Earth behind and moving halfway across the country. I had to do it.
My nearly three years at Firmatek have been the most fulfilling in my life. I work with a couple of incredible people in the engineering department and I’m surrounded by a great team of processers, field technicians, and managers that are exceedingly talented at their jobs and are somehow even better people. The adventure of that first year in the field, traveling the country… learning how our equipment works (and doesn’t work) … flat tires in the middle of Nebraska… hail storms in Oklahoma… conversation with testy plant managers. It’s all given me the knowledge and (maybe more importantly) the perspective on how we gather data and deliver that data to our clients. It’s allowed me to define my nearly two years as a Project Engineer with Firmatek as a success. I’ve learned so much along the way and I’ve had a blast doing it. I feel so profoundly lucky to have found my Why at Firmatek.