I went to Triple M Housing today to remind them that I am very much interested in architectural design, drafting, engineering, and all things related. I was there on May 31st of this year, but today my resume was no where to be found. Long story short, it might’ve ended up on a production manager’s desk.
Nonetheless, I gave Sheryl, Engineering Manager, my “new and improved” resume. We talked about the EDDT course, any drafting positions available at Triple M, and such. Sheryl was an engineering student at LC 18 years ago. Cool. And now she’s the engineering boss. I like that.
They use a software package called Vertex, a building design & drafting CAD product from Finland. Vertex offers a free trial version, so I’ll get into that soon. Our class went on a tour of the factory, a massive building on the north side of Lethbridge. I asked a few questions. … Actually, I can’t imagine a student taking a tour and not asking questions! But, if you’re a student right out of high school with little or no real-life experience, how would you know what to ask? I don’t know how much I don’t know, but I do know it must be a substantial amount. “Ask and ye shall receive.” What’s more, if you don’t ask, you won’t receive. But it was too dang interesting to not ask questions.
They do a lot of different types of homes there. They’re all built on steel frames, from what I gather. They do modular that can be used on regular city lots, too, not just mobile homes. Cousin Patti bought one of the modular homes in three pieces and had it trucked in and set up on her land … not a “trailer park”.
Gawd, I hate the word “trailer”. It’s a dang house, and it can’t be pulled behind my Kia. I live in a Triple E home – a manufactured home made in a factory.
But, as it turns out, they already hired someone. They haven’t actually started yet, but if this person doesn’t work out for whatever reason, I’m going to show my ugly face there until they put my resume at the top of the pile.
Sorry for typing so slowly. I’m eating ice cream. Can you tell?