Graduate Testimonial – Rafael E. Irigoyen Herrera
NWREI Graduate Rafael E. Irigoyen Herrera geared up to climb!
My experience with NWREI: My experience with NW-REI has been an irreplaceable experience for me. It has been a very hilly road with many ups and downs. I look back and is hard to believe throughout my NWREI experience, I have been able to obtain knowledge that I can use to better my life. Some of the classes I have taken have been a blessing in disguise. For example, I never expected to learn as much as I did about torque and motors by just watching. Many of the teachers have real life experience and pushed us to learn. In general, my best class experience was with Geno. I realize now that I am out in the field working, all the knowledge and tips he gave us were the real deal.
What are some of the skills you learned here that you use the most in your current role? Some of the skills I learned that I use the most are torqueing, general alignments, climbing (knowing the know-how about the most important step in wind that is climbing is irreplaceable).
Tell us a little about what you are doing currently: What I am doing currently as of right now is up tower in the Hub changing batteries and some regular maintenance. (Wind Travel Tech I at FieldCore).
What advice do you have for new students? The advice I can give for the new students is listen to Geno and ask him how you can be successful in wind and you should be all set for being successful.
What advice do you have for new graduates? The advice I can give for new graduates is don’t be afraid to travel that’s where the money is and the experience to move up the ladder.
Final Thoughts: Wind is the future and if you are hardworking and want to move on then you have landed in the best career that is out there, in my opinion. To give you an incentive I started with $21 an hr. now I am making $28 plus $150 a day per diem, no joke! See you in the field!
Rafael E. Irigoyen Herrera | Wind Travel Tech. | FieldCore