Matt Debar

Matt is a 2012 graduate with a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology. He has worked full time for CN Railway since June 2012 as a Supervisor of Quality Assurance for the Signals
and Communications Department. “In the summer of 2011 I was on an internship with CN in the Quality Assurance for the Signals and Communications Department. Before speaking with CN at the Career Fair, I had never really thought about working for a railroad, but after my internship I realized it was for me. 

My daily tasks range from testing software for signal locations called control points to overseeing the installation of new signal systems. My project management skills are greatly utilized in every field at the railroad since there are multiple projects going on at the same time. The summer of 2012 brought Hurricane Isaac and presented me with a chance to see firsthand how much work goes into dealing with a natural disaster. I have also worked in all temperatures and climates including the freezing cold with temperatures well below zero, which is something my time at Michigan Tech prepared me for. In everything that is done on the railroad there is a strong sense of urgency and teamwork among everyone involved on a project. The days are never dull because each project presents a unique set of challenges.”

Supervisor of Quality Assurance- Signals and Communications Dept., CN
Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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