On Dec. 20, students in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering program at the Wayne Technical and Career Center toured the Harris Communication Systems Jefferson Road Operations Center in Rochester.

The Harris Communication Systems Jefferson Road Operations Center builds, tests and ships military and public safety radios to customers in over 100 countries. Karen Flint, security administration of Harris Communication Systems, coordinated the tour.

Tech Center Program instructors are Jason Johnston, Kelly Paladino and Keith Rotach.

Students began the tour at the observation deck where they were given an overview of the company and the communication systems products. Students were then divided into three groups led by Tony DiVasta, senior manager, Project Management; Todd Caracci, manufacturing engineer, and Matt Klosner, senior manager, Manufacturing Engineering. Students visited Pioneer Station, SMT, ME Lab, Liberty Smart Station, Stockroom Carousel and ESS testing.

In the afternoon, students examined various circuit boards and watched a few videos demonstrating the durability of Harris Communication Systems products. Alexa Crescent, Human Resource Business Partner, presented information on the hiring process of Harris Communication Systems, pay scale with various education, how to prepare for an interview, tuition reimbursement, vacation and holiday benefits, matching retirement funds and casual dress days. Alexa discussed her own path to becoming a human resource manager (Gananda High School/Tech Center Cosmetology, Monroe Community College, State University College at Brockport, University of Rochester) and the importance of internships while in college.

For more information on career opportunities at Harris Corporation, visit www.harris.com/careers.

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