Spotlight on Forming in Sheet Metal Fabrication: Part 1

Amada Fabrication Machine ImagesEVS Metal is pleased to publish another installation in our ongoing series of spotlight articles highlighting employees and their departments. We hope these help illustrate EVS’ capabilities as a manufacturer and sheet metal fabricator, and the value our people bring to the table each and every day.  

This week, we’re speaking with Greg from our New Jersey fabrication facility. 


Q&A with Greg, Forming Engineer, EVS Metal NJ


EVS Metal: How did you become interested in a career in the metal fabrication industry?

Greg: Honestly? By accident! As an immigrant with very limited English language at that time, my chances to work in any office were slim. I had a family member was a lead in the Brake department and he helped me get my first job in metal fab.


EVS: Describe your career trajectory — how did you start, any specific education/training/experience, what different positions have you held etc.

Greg: I started in Pilot (later known as Flextronics) as a press brake set up and operator, then quickly became a prototype set up man. After the company closed, I got the job at EVS Metal and have worked here ever since. I started at EVS in the same position, then became a Lead in the forming department. At this same time, I was introduced to offline programming (I completed Dr.ABE training at an Amada facility) and automation. The mechanical engineering degree I completed back in Poland gave me a perfect base for this type of work, and it’s the reason why it came very easily to me.


EVS: How long have you been with EVS?

Greg: 16 years.


EVS: What does a typical day at EVS look like for you?

Greg: Scheduling work in the brake department including robotic brakes, overseeing work in process, programing brakes with Dr. Abe software, programming robots with AstroCam and AR-CAM software, setting up robots, looking for new robotic forming possibilities, constant improvement of existing processes, training, troubleshooting, assisting designs, reviewing quotes, testing tooling and bend deductions, and soft tooling design.


EVS: What do you like most about your job?

Greg: I like that it’s always challenging; I enjoy having the opportunity to constantly learn new things (software, machines). Plus, working with robots is always interesting.


EVS: How would you describe EVS’ company culture?

Greg: EVS is a fast-paced company with a great team and lots of opportunities. Our management team invests in state-of-the-art equipment and software, which gives us the ability to easily adapt to the current market in terms of customers’ changing needs. We are also provided with multiple learning/training opportunities that allow us to advance our careers.

About EVS Metal

EVS Metal is an American precision metal fabricator headquartered in Riverdale, NJ. Our machinists and operators utilize the latest technology to cut, bend and finish stand-alone items as well as parts for integration or assembly into more complex products. EVS Metal’s four ISO 9001:2015-certified locations comprise over 250,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing space and feature the most modern equipment available, from lasers and CNC machining centers to automated powder coating lines.

We serve a diverse customer base across North America, providing a range of services from ITAR-compliant, quick-turn prototypes to high-volume production runs. Request a personalized metal fabrication quote online or call 1-888-9EVSMET to speak with a specialist today.

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