The energy behind Siemens Energy
"Handling stress in our line of work is all about teamwork and clear communication."
Say hello to Dayton, one of the bright engineers who graduated from the Siemens Energy Engineer in Training Program (EIT). A year and a half into his journey with the company, he has already proven his worth as a dedicated and skilled engineer. Speaking about the EIT Program, Dayton stated, "This program is invaluable. It equips us with the right tools and expertise to handle even the most complex outages with ease and efficiency. It's the cornerstone of our work here, shaping us into effective problem solvers and innovative thinkers."
But he's not just any engineer. Dayton is a gearhead with a love for the outdoors and a knack for making things work.
His story didn't start in the shiny offices of Siemens Energy. No, he started out as a millwright, honing his skills handling machinery big and small. Prior to that, he attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and graduated with a marine engineering degree.
One of his notable achievements has been his leadership in the High Desert project. He oversaw an outage on a W501FD2 where Siemens Energy’s newest turbine upgrade was performed (FX). As the lead engineer, Dayton answered questions, guided his team of millwrights, monitored the timelines, and reviewed technical drawings to ensure a successful outage without any hiccups. Dayton's knack for 'making things work' translates into innovative solutions on the job. His creativity, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, allows him to devise novel strategies for managing outages and other complex tasks.
"This program is invaluable. It equips us with the right tools and expertise to handle even the most complex outages with ease and efficiency."
When Dayton’s not mastering energy outages, you can find him in the beautiful landscapes of Maine. He swaps his hard hat for a fishing rod, lobster pot, or a motorcycle helmet. These pastimes give him the perfect balance, preparing him for whatever challenges his work might throw at him next. The upcoming fall outage season promises a busy schedule. But Dayton is far from worried. Right now, he's taking some well-deserved downtime in Maine, soaking up the tranquility before diving back into the action. His love for the outdoors is a direct reflection of Siemens Energy's commitment to 'making tomorrow better today.' By helping maintain and improve power plants, he contributes to lowering emissions, and protecting the environments he loves.
Dayton's home base is the Phoenix district office, where he navigates the rewarding yet sometimes stressful waters of field service. The stress, though, is worth it. Nothing beats the satisfaction he feels when he exceeds a customer's expectations. "Handling stress in our line of work is all about teamwork and clear communication," says Dayton when asked about how he and his team manage the demands of the job. "We ensure everyone's on the same page, breaking down complex problems into manageable tasks. And of course, a good sense of humor helps, too!"
Dayton is the personification of the Siemens Energy spirit—determined, passionate, and always striving for excellence. He's ready to tackle the upcoming outage season, knowing well that it'll be a challenge. But then again, Dayton has never been one to shy away from a challenge. As he sees it, it's all part of the exciting journey he's on with Siemens Energy, and he wouldn't have it any other way.