Hello Blog-readers,

My name is Kevin Caleca Jr. and I am the Global Trainee in Electric & Electrical Systems in North America for the Husqvarna division. I am twenty four years old and I am from Georgia, United States of America. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in power systems and electrical hardware. Before starting my career at Husqvarna Group I had been an engineering intern at Briggs and Stratton, one of our engine partners. The manufacturing plant I worked at built engines for some of our riding lawn mowers; this enabled me to work with Husqvarna Group’s plant in Orangeburg. The experience and knowledge I gained from working at Briggs and Stratton motivated me to apply for the Global Trainee position at Husqvarna Group.

When I began my career here in July, my first rotation was with the R&D Test Group. During this rotation I worked on testing battery products, batteries, riding lawn mowers, developing DFMEA’s (Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis), creating test plans, and various other projects. In the process of working on these projects, I have learned of the great lengths we go through to ensure the best quality in our products for our customers. All of the rigorous testing and comprehensive methods used in product development is vital to uphold the integrity of our products as well as the company. These experiences are not only helping me grow as an engineer, but also preparing me for my future and end goal position.

My next rotation will be working with Product Management. This rotation will give me the opportunity to step out of my engineering job and experience the business practices that are applied to our products. I look forward to broadening my horizons and getting exposure to the various components of the company.

After that rotation I will be heading to Sweden. I am excited for my future endeavors and to learn to better myself and the company. Best of all for this New Year.