Caleb Goodrich is a 2020 graduate of Ranken’s Electrical Automation Technology (EAT) and Control Systems Technology (CST) programs. He graduated Cum Laude from the CST program. Caleb is a Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Technician for CBRE, managing mechanical maintenance for an Amazon Distribution Center. He recalls his favorite memory being the class programming their own PLC tic-tac-toe programs.

Dennis Pierce, Electrical Automation Technology instructor, explains “Caleb was an excellent student. He understood all phases of electrical theory, and was a great problem-solver. Caleb’s work ethic was great. He finished his shop projects in a timely manner and also assisted his peers who needed help. Caleb had good attendance, and if he did miss, he always made up his work the next day. Caleb was one of the most industrious students that I ever taught. He was very much a team player in all we did in class, always willing to go the extra mile to help out his class as well as his peers. Caleb will be a credit to Ranken Technical College, and a very marketable employee to the electrical field.”

Nick Brinkman, Control Systems Engineer at CBRE, tells us “Caleb Goodrich was hired onto my team right at the start of the new year and has been a great addition to the team. His ambition to learn and be curious combined with the confidence to approach new situations with an open mind have helped him establish himself as a very reliable Controls Technician. He is thorough and efficient in his critical thinking and problem-solving when presented with new issues that arise within an industrial fulfillment center such as Amazon. That skill is paramount to being successful in an environment where something new requires attention every single day. His utilization of knowledge of fundamentals with electricity and automation have helped propel him to be a driver in one of the top Controls Teams within the entire Amazon Fulfillment Center network. I’m very proud to have worked alongside him through his development.”

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