William Jaynes

  1. Tell me an interesting fact about yourself.
    • One interesting fact about me would be my first long term job. When I was 16, I took dual enrollment classes at Macomb Community College. I got to know my professor fairly well, she later recommended me to work as a teacher at a homeschool partnership ran by her sister. From the age of 16-20 I worked as a Robotics teacher at a small homeschool partnership in Centerline MI.
  2. Why did you go into your profession?
    • I’ve always enjoyed the creative aspect of Engineering. I went into Electrical specifically because the topic of signals and power was what interested me most in engineering.
  3. What is your greatest strength?
    • One of my greatest strengths would be assertiveness. I was homeschooled from elementary through high school and what that really taught me was how to evaluate problems and figure out how to solve them on my own. It taught me how to critically analyze material.
  4. What is your greatest personal achievement (not related to work)
    • One of my greatest personal achievements was when I was a teacher. I had a student who didn’t have anywhere he felt that he fit. Over the years he spent in my class I helped him develop an interest in creativity and design. His mother told me that taking that class with me is what gave him an interest to pursue in the future.
  5. What is your greatest professional achievement? (related to IDS)
    • My greatest personal achievement related to IDS would be my personal gain in experience. Before coming to IDS, I had no idea how the drafting world operated. Now I have a good understanding in electrical drafting and the order of operations. I also understand how collaboration works in combining multiple fields to one project.
  6. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    • Outside of work I enjoy staying active going to parks or the gym. Cooking and baking are also an interest of mine. Additionally, I like to spend time at my family cabin up north doing kayaking and fishing.
  7. What motivates you?
    • One of my biggest motivations is to strive to be better than I previously was at the task at hand.
  8. What is your number one professional goal?
    • My number one professional goal is to develop experience to every aspect of my job and be able to handle larger responsibilities.

“You are only as free as you think you are, and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.” – Robert M. Drake