Meet S3 — Eric, Research / Sourcing Specialist

April 11, 2017

Here at S3, our ability to deliver outstanding results starts with our team of highly trained experts. We come from a diverse set of backgrounds, countries and experiences combining an impressive amount of aerospace experience. We want to give you the opportunity to not only work with us, but also get to know us better.


Meet Eric A.


What is your position/title and how long you’ve worked at S3?
Research/Sourcing Specialist and I've been with the S3 team since the end of 2015.
What is your background relevant to your work now?
I was a C-5 Aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force; after the Air Force, I was a boat mechanic in the Coast Guard and an Electrician.  My background gives me a solid foundation and knowledge of parts, components, and how components work together.  I have also worked at two other aerospace companies prior to joining S3.
What is a typical work day like for you?
Among all the research I get on a daily basis, there is a lot of multi-tasking.  I get tasked with different priorities throughout the day where I have to switch gears and my mindset often to support those priorities — and of course a few laughs along the way!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I like that I am still working with aircraft in some capacity.  I like knowing that my research and finding the correct part is getting an aircraft off the ground.  Coming from a military background and working on a flight line, I know how important it is to have the correct part for the aircraft to do its role; whether that’s a training flight or an actual mission that’s taking place.
What is it like working for S3?
I work with a great group of people.  Everyone is very knowledgeable and everyone pulls their own weight, which is great in a fast paced company like S3.  I couldn’t ask for better management.  S3 has a casual and family atmosphere, but still maintains high professionalism.