Shop Manager, Jason joined Superior Metal Works in 2000 as a machinist, and was promoted to Senior Machinist in April 2014. In January 2015 he was promoted again—this time, to the position of shop manager. In this position, he is responsible for managing and scheduling the shop’s work flow, and supervises a staff of 12. He and his team are especially proud of the shop’s good safety record.
Jason came to the company after completing a nationally recognized four-year tool and die apprenticeship at Kentucky Tech in Frankford, Kentucky. It was a perfect opportunity for honing a mechanical aptitude that had been apparent since his childhood.
As a machinist, and later, as a senior machinist, Jason has been involved in the company’s most complicated projects, meeting a customer’s exacting requirements while creating economical, safe, effective ways to enhance the company’s productivity. He thrives on his work at Superior Metal Works, he says, because he’s doing something new all the time. He especially enjoys applying his problem-solving skills to reverse-engineering projects.
Today, Jason supervises projects for customers in a variety of industries. He has overseen the fabrication of stairwells and platforms used in power plants and shipping companies as well as the creation of an aluminum test gauge billet for the plastics industry. He and his team work onsite for customers, too. They recently used a portable lathe to machine the outside of a shaft for a power company.
Jason and his wife have two children. He coaches youth archery -- and the whole family enjoys water skiing.