In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting Warfel employees with engineering degrees. Experts say demand for engineers will continue to grow as governments and industry work to meet the challenges of a growing global population and dwindling resources. Check out our featured employee today (Project Engineer Duane Troyer), and follow along all week as we learn more about the team members who make Warfel a leader in the construction management industry.
Degree: Mechanical Engineering at Messiah College
Why did you choose that course of study/degree? I knew I enjoyed engineering, but I didn’t know what field I wanted to work in. So I chose a degree that allowed me maximum flexibility following graduation.
How long have you worked at Warfel? 2 and a half years
What did you do before you came to Warfel? Residential Construction
What is your favorite part of your job? Meeting new people and building relationships. Successfully solving problems in the field
What is the least favorite job you ever had? I’ve been fortunate to enjoy all of my jobs.
What is your most exciting accomplishment? I convinced the best girl in the world to marry me.
What advice do you have for students considering pursuing an engineering degree? Getting an engineering degree requires countless classes that require breaking down problems into solvable steps and completing these steps in a progression. Having great problem-solving skills is invaluable in all career fields.
What advice would you give someone applying to Warfel? There is a steep learning curve, but you will be surrounded by people who have been there and will support you as you learn and grow in your career.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your career? You’re not alone. Someone else has probably experienced the same problem you are facing, so don’t be afraid to look to people with more experience for input.
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be/what would you do? Airline pilot. I love to travel and would love to have the ability to travel so easily.
What do you wish people knew about engineering? You don’t need to be a nerd to enjoy engineering. Engineers have a lot of fun, so don’t let the numbers scare you.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Visit new breweries, go to the beach, explore new towns and places.