Becky L Simon seeks a long term, fulfilling career that is a good fit with her skills and abilities
Becky L Simon seeks a part time job as an engineer. She has great experience, especially in the power production field. Becky is a big picture person, so would do well organizing and ordering tasks and schedules. Her education as a mechanical engineer and experience as a Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation engineering Co-op student makes her well suited to be an engineer with your company. The time spent at Kiewit Power Constructors and Kiewit Federal Group taught Becky the importance of planning and scheduling in every construction activity, which will provide an edge while completing tasks for you.
Having graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with the Nuclear Option from Kansas State University in May 2006, Becky knows the ins and outs of power production and it’s role in the present and future energy needs in the United States and around the world. Also clearly evident to her is how essential it is to maintain and improve the performance of components at power plants. This, of course, can easily be carried into other industries, as performance improvement and reliability is exceedingly important for all engineered activities.
As a Wolf Creek Co-op student, Becky attended Technical Orientation, Fundamentals of Engineering and PWR II classes. Even though these classes were geared toward WCNOC’s PWRs, they gave Becky a platform for continual learning. Working with Support Engineering during Wolf Creek’s Refuel 14 taught her the physical layout of the Wolf Creek plant and functions of the safety systems. Working with the nuclear engineering group taught her the importance of risk assessment, core design and licensure to a nuclear power plant. Again, these skills are transferable to any area, because risk assessment and licensure are very important for all engineered activities.
While working for Kiewit, Becky was a pipe estimator for new power plant construction. During the estimate, she took the general arrangement and the piping and instrumentation drawing to create isometrics that included pipe lengths, valves, welds, elbows, pipe hangers, etc. Anything that was on the P&ID transfered to the isometric. Because of this, Becky is proficient in reading P&ID's and GA's, which is essential to any design or construction operation.
Becky has extensive on site experience at Wolf Creek and Louisa, the latter where Kiewit was building the Air Quality Control System. Becky feels just as comfortable at a heavy construction site as she does in an office, since she knows what safety hazards to look for. She led a group of carpenters to label pipe with system name and flow direction, further utilizing her skill reading the P&ID`s.
Becky has always enjoyed speaking and teaching. During college, she volunteered to make a presentation at Girl Scout Day 3 years in a row. Over 100 girl scouts cycled through her presentation during the course of the day. One year she used strips of paper to explain the concept of lift on airplane wings. If you hold the paper under your lower lip and blow, it flutters up because the pressure drops over the paper, much the same way the pressure is lower on the top of an airplane wing because of its shape. Another year Becky demonstrated the concept of half life using m&m`s. The girls would shake the m&m`s and place them on their plate, the ones with the m up "decayed" away, one half life. Then again and again, each time half decays away, representing one half life.
Becky has performed several customer service roles, including dealing live games at a casino and retail sales. To be successful in either venture, one must know how to communicate with all sorts of different types of people. While dealing at the casino, she learned how to make sure everyone had a good time, even if they were losing money, not an easy proposition, to ensure a good "toke" rate for the team.
Customers that came into the Boot Barn often needed help finding just the right boots or special occasion outfit. Only through listening and knowing the product was Becky able to match the costumer up with the proper clothing. While the application may be different, the process to getting the final answer remains the same. Knowledge and the ability to ask the right questions and listen accordingly is the key to successful communication.
Thank you for taking your valuable time to learn about Becky’s qualifications and past experience. Becky would gladly entertain prospecting phone calls and looks forward to further discussing her qualifications with you. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions, (785) 383-7548 or BeckyLSimon@gmail.com.