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Why I love my job at Mueller Die Cut Solutions

By Celeste Smith

cesmith@charlotteobserver.com

Why I love my job at Mueller Die Cut Solutions

Why I love my job at Mueller Die Cut Solutions: Ruth Rogers trains machine operators and new hires at Mueller Die Cut Solutions, a manufacturer in Steele Creek. "From day one, this Mueller family has just empowered me...You have every opportunity
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Why I love my job at Mueller Die Cut Solutions: Ruth Rogers trains machine operators and new hires at Mueller Die Cut Solutions, a manufacturer in Steele Creek. "From day one, this Mueller family has just empowered me...You have every opportunity

What makes a Top Workplace? We asked people at our 50 Top Workplaces why they love their jobs. Ruth Rogers responds for Mueller Die Cut Solutions.

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Ruth Rogers jokes that she plans to inform her supervisor about her career plans at her next annual review.

“I’m going to put in my 15-year notice,” says Rogers, 50. She wants to retire at Charlotte manufacturing company Mueller Die Cut Solutions, where she’s been for 13 years.

She doesn’t want to leave the place that hired her with zero experience to eventually run the high-speed machines that make and cut specialty gaskets used in the aerospace, electrical and industrial sectors.

Over the years, her multiple roles with the company have included training machine operators and new hires. She’s also a quality assurance technician. Her shift begins in that department, working with employees on fulfilling customer orders, and ends on the production floor. “I’m pretty much all over the place.”

She gets emotional talking about what’s happened since she first interviewed with the company, when she recalls admitting she was tired of job jumping and wanted somewhere to “plant my feet.”

“From day one, this Mueller family has just empowered me,” she says. “There’s no ceiling. You have every opportunity to advance, to learn, to learn more, and it’s just so wonderful that I can’t wait to come to work everyday.”

“The sky’s the limit, and I’m proof of that.”

Celeste Smith

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