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Dillon Springate
Dillon Springate, auxiliary operator

I like everything about this job. I work with great people and enjoy what I do. It's unique and usually has something new to offer nearly every day I come in. It's close to home and has plenty of opportunities for me to advance.

Dillon Springate began working at the company as a co-op in 2006 and applied for a full-time position after completing his last year of college. Now as an auxiliary operator at the E.W. Brown Plant, Dillon monitors the equipment and ensures the boiler and turbine are running properly.

What are some of your contributions to the company?

Through my job, I help my plant produce electricity safely and efficiently so that it can then be distributed to our customers. If I let the equipment fail, then I'm hindering our ability to make as much electricity as we can for our customers.

What do you like about working here?

I like everything about this job. I work with great people and enjoy what I do. It's unique and usually has something new to offer nearly every day I come in. It's close to home and has plenty of opportunities for me to advance.

What have been your most memorable or rewarding days working here?

My most memorable day was probably earlier this year. I was training with my supervisor, and we got into a deep conversation about the overall operation of the plants and how the systems tie together, and everything just started to "click." I started to understand the processes and the reasons the equipment operates as it does. That was the day I started being confident and thinking I could be successful here.