Luke Leifeste: When Troubleshooting Is Mission-Critical

NETA World Staff Winter 2021 Insights & Inspiration, Insights & Inspiration

Chief Petty Officer Luke Leifeste is a MUSE Technician (Mobility Utility Support Equipment) deployed by the U.S. Navy to create, secure, and repair electrical power supply systems in Africa. With nearly 18 years in the military, he says the intrigue of troubleshooting in the field keeps him inspired for the next challenge. NW: How would you describe the nature of …

Virginia Balitski: Safety First — Succession Planning Next

NETA World Staff Fall 2021 Insights & Inspiration, Insights & Inspiration

With over 15 years’ experience at Magna IV Engineering in Edmonton, AB, Canada, this technician-turned-trainer explains why preserving our legacy knowledge is the best way to keep people safe. NW: What attracted you to the electrical testing profession? Balitski: In high school, I excelled in math and physics, so one of my instructors encouraged me to explore engineering. My father …