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We Know Them By Two Names; Graduate & Teammate 2023

Springtime brings warmer temperatures, green grass, the end of the school year, and graduation. Each year we congratulate area graduates and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Occasionally we have the honor to call these graduates by another name, teammate, meet; Eric Isenbart, Jillian Lieser, and Owen Christians. These graduates are part of Felling’s Weld Production Teams as welding interns, working part-time with a swing shift schedule; this is their after-school job.

Eric Isenbart

 Welding Intern -1 2023 GraduateEric is the son of Jessica and Pat Isenbart, a graduating senior at Sauk Centre High   School. Eric is a two-sport athlete playing on the hockey and baseball teams. He loves participating in outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and off-roading in his free time. A family of five, Eric is the second oldest of three; his younger brother is a sophomore in high school, and his older half-sister is married and lives in Nebraska. His dad, Pat, has his own remodeling business, “he has taught me a lot about construction,” said Eric, “my mom, Jessica, is a nurse and an EMT.” Eric is a part of Felling’s weld team as an entry-level welder. “I initially went through the high school internship program at Felling and figured out I really enjoy welding. Felling offered me a full-time position with competitive wages, and I’ve enjoyed the continued learning experience,” said Eric. After graduation, Eric plans to attend Willmar Community College and study auto mechanics. We asked Eric what he has learned while working here that he will use in the future, and he replied, “Welding, it’s something I will be able to use in both my hobbies and future career. I have also become a better leader and team member.” Where does he see himself in 5 years? “I hope to have a few years of experience working in auto mechanics. My goal is to open my own shop. So I will be trying to learn as much as I can until then.”

“I initially went through the high school internship program at Felling and figured out I really enjoy welding. Felling offered me a full-time position with competitive wages, and I’ve enjoyed the continued learning experience.”
– Eric Isenbart

Jillian Lieser

Jillian Lieser is the daughter of Cheryl Doll-Bueckers and Ryan Lieser, a graduating senior at Sauk Centre High School. Jillian comes from a big family; they are a mix of steps, halves, and whole family members. “We all look to each other as one! My parents are always in my corner cheering me and all my siblings on,” said Jillian. Jillian initially took Felling’s Careers in the Community class as a junior and now is one of Felling’s Welding Interns finishing her senior year. “I took a strong liking to welding, so I signed up for the Careers in the Community class to grow my understanding of it. Halfway through the first quarter, I knew I wanted to work here,” said Jillian. After graduation, Jillian plans on working full-time welding at Felling Trailers. We asked Jillian what she has learned while working here that she will use in the future, “I have learned two things. Take pride in your work and keep a positive attitude. It makes a world of difference.” Where does she see herself in 5 years? “I have many dreams of where my life will go and where I’ll be. However, as of now, I am taking it one day at a time.”

“I have learned two things. Take pride in your work and keep a positive attitude. It makes a world of difference.”
-Jillian Lieser

Owen Christians

Owen Christians is the son of Angie and Hesston Christians, a graduating senior at Sauk Centre High School. The oldest of four boys, Owen is very active in school activities, a four-sport athlete involved in football, hockey, trap shooting, and track and field. Owen is a part of Felling’s weld team, working with the Weekend Shift team as a welding intern. “I heard good things about being a welder at Felling. It is a great opportunity to be a welder in high school because of the good pay and future opportunities within welding,” said Owen. After graduation, Owen plans to study exercise science at Minnesota State University Mankato. We asked Owen what he has learned while working here that he will use in the future, and he replied, “I have learned a good work ethic. I also learned a lot about welding, and learning how to weld is a good skill, not many people have.” Where does he see himself in 5 years? “I see myself with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and working at a company dealing with sports.”

“I heard good things about being a welder at Felling. It is a great opportunity to be a welder in high school because of the good pay and future opportunities within welding.”
– Owen Christians

To our 2023 graduates, we wish you the best; wherever your future takes you, may it be filled with greatness. “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

Dream Big Graduates! Congratulations!­­

If you are interested in a career at Felling Trailers, whether full-time or just part-time during nights and weekends, Felling has the right job for you. Learn more about Careers at Felling Trailers here. Interested in learning how to weld? Felling Trailers’ Career Development and Weld Training Center starts with a review of the basics of welding and builds from there.

 

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