I am mission success: Shaun L.
Pantexan Shaun L.
“Everything just aligned perfectly,” says Shaun L., in regards to his experience of becoming a part of his team at Pantex.
Starting as an intern, Shaun began to work on projects for his team while he was still a West Texas A&M University student. Some of those projects are still in use today by his department.
In the last month of his internship, a position became available, and Shaun sought to fill the vacancy when the opportunity arose. He was eager to join the team and held that “you can’t help but succeed in that group.”
Despite his status as a newer employee, Shaun has already received recognition for his work building a large collection of dashboards associated with site-separation progress. According to Shaun, he is a part of a team of extremely high performers and says that certainly a lot more people were involved than just himself. He was very quick to add that this was a group effort that he could not have done alone.
“As a new employee at CNS I believe you really have the ability to get what you want out of working here,” he said. “There are so many opportunities and things you can do and learn. My suggestion is to get involved in as much as you can as often as you can. The hard work and connections will pay off.”
How have your problem-solving skills grown as you’ve developed as an employee?
I’d like to think my problem-solving skills have become much more refined during my time at Pantex. Being able to give people the solution they need even when it’s sometimes not what they ask for is an extremely useful skill. A lot of times this requires you to think out of the box, provide multiple solutions, and most of all have the real problem identified.
What top strength do you bring to your organization and why?
My greatest strength is likely my work ethic. Taking pride in responding rapidly and having a personal set of values in the way I approach work has helped me consistently produce high-quality results. It’s also helped me build stronger relationships with colleagues and begin to build trust surrounding my work at CNS.
What’s your favorite outside-of-work activity and why?
I’m a bit of a car guy. Eventually when I get a little bit more space, I’d like to restore an older car. I also enjoy being outdoors and staying active, but most recently I’ve been spending a lot of time at a local winery helping make wine. The process is really interesting to me and I enjoy all that goes into it.