November Employee Recognition: Sarah Worsham

November Employee Spotlight

Sarah Worsham

Automation Engineer

Joined Natech: January 4, 2021

Sarah has made so much impact in a short amount of time. She is emerging as a clear leader in our organization.

Joshua Romero

Sarah Worsham is our star Automation Engineer. She started with Natech to improve production efficiency by using robotics, mechanical principles, and automation. She contributed to all of Natech’s top end-of-arm tools, created learning plans to train others, and is a programming champion for our injection molding machines. Recently, Natech was awarded by MAPP for the cobot cell, which was her first major project. Sarah’s efforts help make processes at Natech faster and safer.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Natech?  

The people here are inspiring. I love working with everyone here. They’re all genuine people and fantastic at their jobs. It’s a pleasure to work and learn with them every day.

Q: What made you interested in manufacturing?   

I grew up helping my dad in the garages and that’s when I became interested in engineering. My family also used to watch the show “How It’s Made,” so I’m sure that had something to do with it.

I first became interested in manufacturing when I had my internship at Bosch Tecnova in Ecuador. I like how some tasks were heavily design-based, some were more hands-on, and some were a combination. I wanted to work somewhere where I could do both, which is why Natech was a great fit during my internship. I got to learn about design, mechanical and electrical principles, and how things were made. I was able to bring things to life and function with my own hands. 

Sarah has grown strong in continual improvement and sets a great example for all of us. She is high in coachability because she welcomes the next learning activity that takes her out of her comfort zone, she does the hard work, and she searches for ways to put what she has learned into practice. She is not afraid to spend time mentally struggling through a challenge. She solicits feedback and teaches others what she has learned.

David Kachoui

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?  

I love video games and horror movies. My favorite video game series is Assassin Creed. 

Q: What is something that most people might not know about you?  

I love spending time in cabins in Lake George. I like the wilderness and the peace and quiet from the lake and woods. 

Q: What’s one thing that you can’t live without?  

Other than family and friends, I would say music. I’ve been active in music since I started playing piano in 2nd grade, so I just can’t imagine a life without it. I have different instruments at home and love breaking them out by myself or with my siblings.

Also tea. I really, really love tea.

Q: What motivates you? 

A lot of my motivation comes from myself and my desire to be the best person I can be. I love learning and noticing my own improvements. It’s also really motivating to be around successful and kind people.

Sarah always has willingness to learn, motivation to improve, and an upbeat attitude. Every time I talk to her, she’s like “Let’s do this.” She’s a great learner, understands concepts quickly, and doesn’t hesitate to implement them. She’s not afraid if something won’t work and not defeated by failure. I’m impressed by her growth and extremely proud. 

Joshua Romero

Q: What skills have you learned here and how has that helped the company? 

My mechanical design, electrical, and programming skills have improved drastically. Any electrical work used to be very intimidating to me. But now I find it all fun and exciting to try. My communication skills also improved tremendously. I’ve learned how to communicate all sorts of information to people. There’s a lot more to it than just telling someone something. 

All of these skills have helped Natech. I’m getting better at my work every day, so I’m able to handle more projects and get more done for the teams that need my help. I’ve also started teaching and showing others how to do some tasks, so more of our team can be reliable and efficient.

Q: What are 3 traits that define you? 

1) Honesty

2) Respectful

3) Accountable

Q: What are 3 traits that define Natech? 

1) Hardworking 

2) Welcoming 

3) Inspiring 

Sarah is a joy to work with. Her desire to learn is contagious and she embodies Natech’s values of accountability, connection and continual improvement each and every day. As an automation engineer, she redefines what is possible by deploying novel robotic and autonomous systems to improve the safety and efficiency of our production floor.

Ruben Saint Paul

Q: What is your proudest achievement while working here? 

When Walter and I finished a degating operation for a machine. Since it was our first time working with degating, it took many different iterations over a long period of time. It was also the first ARBURG program I had to work on by myself. It was cool because it seems like an easy and small task but doing something for the first time is almost never easy. 

I learned a lot and it was rewarding to make the process much more reliable and see the impact it had on our team.

Q: What personal goals do you want to achieve in the next 5 years? 

I would like to buy a house and maybe a dog. I also have a silly goal of getting physically fit and toned enough to look absolutely killer in a Spider-Man costume. 

Q: What are your goals for the company in the next few years? 

More automation for typically strenuous tasks. People are smart and capable of more than just repetitive and exhaustive tasks, like manual gate trimming.