Matt Sicardi, Application Specialist at UltraFlex Power Technologies – NY, USA talks about his experience in the company.

What brought you to UltraFlex?

A job opening in the lab right after I graduated college. The job description was intriguing as it was to work in the lab and seemed to fit my college skillset.

What have you learned from working in this industry?

I have learned that there are many ways to implement induction heating. A long list of them you would never think of. We use products that somewhere in their manufacturing process induction heating is used to perform a task.

What’s the most challenging project you had to work on?

The most challenging project I had to work on involved a coil optimization problem. We had to utilize several different techniques which had to all be tied together in order to squeeze every percent of efficiency out of the setup.

What are the most important skills you’ve learned?

One of the most important skills I have learned is collaboration. It is always a team effort to complete a project and you have to learn to trust, delegate and rely on colleagues. Communication is key.

What part of your daily activities empowers you to be creative?

In my position, every day empowers me to be creative. I have posed questions of feasibility, optimization, and implementation. Sometimes requirements and constraints force you to think outside of the box to meet project criteria.

Is there some piece of wisdom that you would like to share with people on the same career path?

The most important thing I have learned during my tenure at Ultraflex is to ask questions. Never be embarrassed to ask for help in a field in which you are not an expert. People are willing to share their knowledge which you can then absorb and keep in mind for future projects. I have done this many times on different projects and have learned many new skills which can then be used.