Vincenzo Vegliante has been a production technician at Kinova for nine months. When it comes to his work, he feels like the honeymoon period will never end. The electronics enthusiast found his way to Kinova through the company’s website. He was looking for a job that would allow him to help others. He found the perfect fit with Kinova.
- Tell us about your career path.
I have a diploma of vocational studies (DEP) in electronics. After graduation, I began to repair household electronics and then did the same thing in the industrial setting. I also installed high-end home electronic systems for about twenty years.
- What led you to work at Kinova?
I wanted to make a change in my life and do something good. I was unemployed and I consulted the career section of the Kinova website. The company was looking for someone in electronics, and I was quite experienced in that field, so I applied. Shortly after, the company hired me.
- Why did you choose Kinova over other companies?
I did some research on the company website and saw that Kinova makes robotic arms to empower people with upper-body impairments. For me, it was an important part of what drew me to Kinova because I always wanted to do something good for others. Kinova gave me the opportunity to make a living while helping others.
- Where does this desire to help others come from?
I always had a desire to help others, but I never had the opportunity to do so before starting at Kinova. When I was younger, I wanted to help animals, but I couldn’t study in that field, so the desire to be altruistic remained latent in me. So, when I saw Kinova’s job posting, I thought it would be a great opportunity to do something good.
- What do you like about the job?
I like a lot of things here! First of all, the people I work with are very fun people. There is no stress, and we learn every day. Every time there is a problem, everyone is always there to help you, and I also help others. I love this sense of community.
- What qualities are needed to work at Kinova?
In my department, being good with your hands and being resourceful certainly help. You also need to have a desire to learn and a good memory. But above all, you must love what you do.
- What would your advice be to a potential hire?
That is a good question, and I have already given such advice to someone. A person asked me for information about Kinova in order to apply. I told him it was a fantastic, warm place, and that it’s nice to work here. There are many projects and many departments to apply to because of how fast the company is growing. The company has a lot to offer its employees, but what’s nice is that we are working without feeling like we are. The individual who asked me for advice got an interview with Kinova by the way.
- What is your job exactly?
My job is to assemble robotic arms. I take the actuators and install them in the carbon fibre shell. I also program and test them.
- What would your best friend say about you?
I have a big heart, and I am always positive. I am a guy who loves to help others, and I always put the well-being of others before my own. I also have a lot of patience, which helps me in my line of work.
- Do you have hobbies?
Since I love electronics, I spend a lot of time working on them at home. I also jog, work out, and play soccer.