× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist 2660431221001 2711498161001 vs 524b5e41e4b0c576ac110a9d 1592194042001
Tags:

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE: Every Day Is Different, It's Never Boring

About this video 

Michael shares his story about being a Manager of Operations and Infrastructure at a regional airport. He says his career path in technology started in high school when he took a vocational class in electronics and decided to learn more about this field. Michael wishes he had known about the importance of having people-skills and networking skills earlier on in his career.

Degree: Electronics Technician
Job Title: Manager of Operations & Infrastructure
Employer: Columbus Airports

Job Summary: Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Job Description

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systemsfrom portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).

On-the-Job Training

None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$55,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Mathematical skills

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='0'>I manage</span> <span m='430'>a</span> <span m='1110'>operations</span> <span m='1600'>and</span> <span m='2090'>infrastructure</span> <span m='2548'>team</span> <span m='3006'>for the</span> <span m='3464'>Columbia</span> <span m='3922'>Regional</span> <span m='4380'>Airport.</span> <span m='5300'>There</span> <span m='5670'>are</span> <span m='5710'>no</span> <span m='5890'>days that are</span> <span m='6130'>typical</span> <span m='6490'>there.</span> <span m='7440'>It's</span> <span m='7650'>always</span> <span m='8050'>different.</span> <span m='9160'>Meetings,</span> <span m='10140'>reviewing</span> <span m='11850'>incidents</span> <span m='12400'>that have</span> <span m='12540'>happened</span> <span m='13120'>in</span> <span m='13290'>our</span> <span m='13390'>environment,</span> <span m='15430'>negotiating</span> <span m='16219'>with</span> <span m='16390'>business</span> <span m='16740'>partners</span> <span m='17550'>to</span> <span m='18120'>come up with</span> <span m='18700'>solutions</span> <span m='19200'>for</span> <span m='19360'>technical</span> <span m='19820'>problems,</span> <span m='20600'>things</span> <span m='20820'>like</span> <span m='21020'>that.</span> <span m='21700'>So</span> <span m='22300'>I</span> <span m='22520'>kind of</span> <span m='22710'>go</span> <span m='22990'>in,</span> <span m='23110'>it's</span> <span m='23250'>never</span> <span m='23480'>boring</span> <span m='23970'>because</span> <span m='24360'>there's</span> <span m='24580'>always</span> <span m='25600'>something</span> <span m='26030'>new</span> <span m='26325'>to</span> <span m='26620'>deal with.</span> </p><p><span m='27560'>I started</span> <span m='28030'>out in</span> <span m='28500'>high school</span> <span m='29910'>I took</span> <span m='30380'>vocational</span> <span m='30850'>electronics.</span> <span m='32920'>Recognized</span> <span m='33330'>that</span> <span m='33740'>I</span> <span m='33830'>needed</span> <span m='34270'>some</span> <span m='34430'>additional</span> <span m='34880'>education</span> <span m='35700'>to</span> <span m='35770'>find</span> <span m='36070'>a</span> <span m='36140'>job.</span> <span m='36620'>So</span> <span m='37060'>I</span> <span m='37310'>attended</span> <span m='37780'>DeVry</span> <span m='37860'>University</span> <span m='40506'>where I</span> <span m='40970'>graduated</span> <span m='41434'>from</span> <span m='41898'>the</span> <span m='42362'>technicians'</span> <span m='42830'>program</span> <span m='43150'>and</span> <span m='43470'>got a</span> <span m='43610'>job</span> <span m='43950'>right</span> <span m='44130'>out</span> <span m='44270'>of</span> <span m='44390'>college</span> <span m='44910'>and have been</span> <span m='45310'>working</span> <span m='45690'>in</span> <span m='45840'>technology</span> <span m='46500'>ever</span> <span m='46750'>since.</span> <span m='48540'>Went</span> <span m='48950'>back</span> <span m='49180'>to</span> <span m='49380'>DeVry</span> <span m='49910'>about</span> <span m='50270'>10</span> <span m='50460'>years</span> <span m='51620'>after</span> <span m='51900'>graduation</span> <span m='54574'>to</span> <span m='55052'>get</span> <span m='55530'>an</span> <span m='55805'>associate's</span> <span m='56080'>degree</span> <span m='57090'>and</span> <span m='57920'>completed</span> <span m='58380'>that</span> <span m='58670'>in</span> <span m='59580'>1999,</span> <span m='60630'>and</span> <span m='61280'>I've</span> <span m='61350'>been</span> <span m='61630'>working</span> <span m='62260'>ever</span> <span m='62500'>since.</span> </p><p><span m='62790'>To</span> <span m='63010'>be</span> <span m='63820'>more</span> <span m='64050'>people</span> <span m='64420'>oriented,</span> <span m='65910'>recognizing</span> <span m='66370'>relationships,</span> <span m='67290'>networking</span> <span m='67750'>with people.</span> <span m='69590'>I was</span> <span m='69955'>a</span> <span m='70320'>typical</span> <span m='70730'>loner</span> <span m='72830'>through</span> <span m='73490'>high</span> <span m='73670'>school</span> <span m='74270'>and</span> <span m='74490'>through</span> <span m='74700'>college</span> <span m='75480'>so</span> <span m='76120'>those</span> <span m='76370'>are</span> <span m='76450'>some</span> <span m='76610'>of the</span> <span m='76730'>things</span> <span m='77050'>I</span> <span m='77100'>wish</span> <span m='77360'>had</span> <span m='77470'>worked</span> <span m='77830'>on.</span> <span m='78490'>A</span> <span m='78850'>little</span> <span m='79210'>more</span> <span m='79515'>were</span> <span m='79820'>the soft</span> <span m='80170'>skills,</span> <span m='80400'>people</span> <span m='80770'>skills</span> <span m='81450'>that</span> <span m='81790'>every</span> <span m='82640'>day</span> <span m='82810'>is</span> <span m='82980'>different.</span> <span m='83910'>It's</span> <span m='84380'>never</span> <span m='84630'>boring.</span> <span m='85986'>I'm doing</span> <span m='86420'>exactly</span> <span m='87130'>what</span> <span m='87330'>I</span> <span m='87400'>love</span> <span m='87740'>to</span> <span m='87860'>do.</span> <span m='88460'>So</span> <span m='88860'>when</span> <span m='89030'>you</span> <span m='89130'>love</span> <span m='89470'>doing</span> <span m='89780'>what</span> <span m='89960'>you</span> <span m='90070'>love</span> <span m='90410'>to</span> <span m='90510'>do,</span> <span m='91430'>it's not</span> <span m='91710'>hard</span> <span m='91960'>to</span> <span m='92010'>get up</span> <span m='92370'>every day</span> <span m='92640'>and</span> <span m='92910'>go to work.</span> </p><p><span m='94120'>There's</span> <span m='94340'>always</span> <span m='94710'>a</span> <span m='95590'>technical</span> <span m='96040'>challenge</span> <span m='96490'>throughout</span> <span m='97120'>the</span> <span m='97190'>day.</span> <span m='98020'>It's</span> <span m='99420'>negotiating</span> <span m='100000'>with</span> <span m='100140'>people</span> <span m='100760'>to</span> <span m='101620'>put</span> <span m='101780'>the</span> <span m='101870'>right</span> <span m='102160'>solution</span> <span m='102445'>in place.</span> <span m='103642'>It's</span> <span m='104100'>probably</span> <span m='104470'>the</span> <span m='104630'>toughest</span> <span m='105090'>part,</span> <span m='105360'>but</span> <span m='105500'>then</span> <span m='105690'>it's</span> <span m='105890'>the</span> <span m='105990'>most</span> <span m='106240'>rewarding</span> <span m='106840'>because</span> <span m='107660'>you're</span> <span m='107750'>building</span> <span m='108060'>relationships</span> <span m='108790'>with your</span> <span m='109120'>partners,</span> <span m='110300'>external</span> <span m='110590'>vendors,</span> <span m='110880'>things</span> <span m='111120'>like</span> <span m='111320'>that.</span> <span m='112130'>And</span> <span m='112816'>at the</span> <span m='113160'>end</span> <span m='113290'>of</span> <span m='113370'>the</span> <span m='113480'>day,</span> <span m='113830'>that's</span> <span m='113990'>what</span> <span m='114140'>it's</span> <span m='114270'>all</span> <span m='114440'>about,</span> <span m='114740'>making</span> <span m='115040'>relationships.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290542,"video_id":"2711360694001","name":"1097-Michael-p-Manager of Operations&Infrastructure","duration":116356,"thumbnail_url":null}});