If you’ve ever walked through the Steel America large machine shop, you have seen George Kucy operate our 60-ton boring mill. George has mastered boring mill operating over the years and is an expert at dialing in the mill to each individual project and task at hand. One of the core values at C.S.I. and Steel America is “Family”. We took a few minutes to sit down with George to get his insight on Steel America and learn more about him on a personal level.
How long have you worked for Steel America/Colonna’s Shipyard?
I have worked for Steel America for 5, almost 6 years.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I work on the boring mill, so every day is different and challenging. It’s not boring shaft work. I have to think outside the box.
What do you like most about working here?
Stability. I like knowing that I have something to do.
How has Steel Steel America helped you in your career development? (i.e. new certs, new skills, etc.)
I have done this since I was six. I like the challenge to get it done. I will teach anyone who wants to work. Don’t waste my time!
If you could switch jobs with anyone else within our company, whose job would you want?
Jordan Webb. I’m going to management. I am going big.
What advice do you have for prospective new employees?
The shipyard is not for the faint of heart. It is hard, dirty work but it is honest.
What has been your favorite project since being here, and why?
When we redid the Navy Betts Lathe from a manual lathe to CNC because I knew the project without drawings.
One of our core company values is “Pride”, what is your proudest moment at Steel America?
I am proud of anything I do! I give my best every day.
What are three words you would use to describe Steel America?
Hot, cold, and indifferent. It is a good place to work.
When you aren’t at work, what is your favorite thing to do to decompress/have fun?
I like to ride my Harley Ultra Limited motorcycle.
Do you have a personal motto or a quote you live by?
Never tell a lie.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
People would be surprised if they knew… (i.e. speak more than one language, hidden talents)
I have a small long hair Chihuahua named Ozzie. He is a bad to the bone Harley dog… I also have a kitten.