Total assembly time: 30 minutes.
“I like my work and the people I work with,” Matt says.
Matt’s an important part of Newcastle Systems, a manufacturer of powered and mobile workstations for business. He gets the production going on the company’s lines of unique products, mobilized power carts.
“You benefit by using a mobile unit inside a warehouse, for example, to have the accessibility and convenience of equipment at your fingertips – a power source, a printer, a monitor, a filing cabinet – and reducing your footsteps during the day,” says Mike Olson, operations manager at Newcastle Systems for five years. “It’s easy to underestimate how much time is spent walking back and forth to fixed printers, computers, scales and other equipment. It can cost thousands of dollars over the course of a year.”
Newcastle Systems’ custom-designed workstations serve education, retail, manufacturing and warehouse applications.
“Each system is configured specifically for your use, and it starts with Matt,” says Olson, Matt’s supervisor.
Matt preps every system with wiring, cabling and detailing and passes it along the production line.
“He’s a real good worker,” Olson says. “I tell him once and he picks it up quickly. He’s helped us tremendously. We’re glad to have him as part of our lean manufacturing team.”
Matt works five and a half hours a day, twice a week, and helps the company build their 45 systems a day. He’s motivated and hasn’t missed a day in the year he’s worked there.
“I want to work with my hands and I have a good boss,” he says.
And he’s particularly proud of his paycheck.