It is wonderful to see peers nominate each other! The Empowering Pumps & Equipment Industry Person of the Week is Margaret Misera, P.E., Rotating Equipment Engineer with S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. Here is what she has to share!
Q. What made you want to be an engineer?
Margaret: I wanted to have a career that challenged me on a daily basis and made me excited to come to work. The engineering field is always evolving, creating a great environment for learning, but also a platform to take responsibility of your work and have something tangible to be proud of at the end of the day.
Q. How did you get started working in the industry?
Margaret: Location and job opportunity is what brought me to this industry, but a love of the material and people I work with is what has kept me. After five years working for S&B, I have been introduced to a variety of projects and types of equipment which has facilitated daily learning and a challenging yet rewarding career.
Q. What is your favorite part of your job? What are you most proud of?
Margaret: In my current role as a rotating equipment engineer, I enjoy the fact that no two pieces of equipment will be the same or have the same requirements. EPC work requires a lot of coordination with other disciplines, which gives me more appreciation for the overall project and end goal rather than only focusing on the mechanical portion.
Q. What advice would you give to someone new to the industry?
Margaret: Our industry is full of individuals with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and take full advantage of the opportunities presented to you. Also, take charge of your own career and don’t hesitate to express your interests to your mentor.
Q. Can you tell us about a cool project you worked on?
Margaret: I recently had the opportunity to work on the revamp of a refinery unit. There were so many different design considerations that you often don’t encounter with green field projects. It was a neat challenge having to re-rate existing equipment and determine the modifications necessary to accommodate the new process conditions.