About Olga Pargas
Electrical Engineer III
Can you describe a typical day or week in the job?
Meetings to review the progress of current projects are a regular part of the day. working on the deliverables that the client has asked while analyzing the materials that have been provided. When I run into material, I don’t understand I consult the senior engineers for guidance as I review the client’s data.
What do you love about your field of work?
That it is very dynamic. That I’m working on multiple projects at a time and that forces me to be organized and stay “moving” all the time.
What do you do for fun?
I like to exercise, especially weightlifting, and I like to read, mostly novels.
Advice for anyone wanting to get in your field?
To combine Electrical Engineering, it with a technical “career” that offers you hands-on experience. Go to the job site and learn everything you can from the people working there, preferably a Master electrician.
How do you measure success in your position?
I try to set goals that are in line with or exceed expectations and put my all into achieving those goals. I know I can get better and still have work to do if I make mistakes along the way, but if I achieve those objectives and get the desired result, I consider it a success.
What’s the best job decision you ever made?
To change career fields from designing heat tracing to power distribution.
What’s your greatest career strength? Weakness?
That I’m not scared of challenges. And my weakness is that I don’t know how to manage the stress that comes with it.