Kyle Ramsay, Pratt & Whitney
Company: Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford
Residence: Broad Brook
Salary range for this type of job: From minimum wage for entry level to $50+ per hour
A New England man: “I enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy living in the East Coast. I like the seasons.”
Kyle Ramsay is a Pratt & Whitney operator/machinist who works on vanes that affect engine airflow. He didn’t initially set out to work in manufacturing, but after earning an associate degree in criminal justice and struggling to find work, he ended up at a small machine shop.
“It was great,” Ramsay said. “I learned quite a bit. I was there just under four years and the pay was good. . . . When I heard Pratt & Whitney was hiring, I applied, and I was one of the lucky ones that got hired.”
Ramsay works in a very clean environment, he said, and enjoys having the final touch on the product before it goes to final inspection. He also likes knowing that his work matters.
“We make a difference. Our final judgment makes a big difference,” Ramsay said. ◾