Getting to know you: Charlene Parks

Getting to know you: Charlene Parks (U.S. Air Force illustration by Claude Lazzara)

Getting to know you: Charlene Parks (U.S. Air Force illustration by Claude Lazzara)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- This week our Getting to Know You feature highlights Charlene Parks, 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron industrial engineer tech planner.

Time in service: 27 years
Hometown: Molena, Georgia

What does your work involve at Robins? "My work involves doing work control documents, forecasting and other duties to try and help support mechanics; meeting production maintenance by means of tracking parts, supplies and current status of the weapon system by use of data system, and coordination with logistics support personnel."

How does your work contribute to the Robins mission? "I support production and repair of the weapon system. This helps us to gain more workload and secure the ongoing workload that is awarded to Robins."

What do you enjoy most about your work? "I enjoy the people that I work with, and seeing the weapons systems come in broken and fly out like new again able to withstand any challenging mission it's called to perform. This is because of the superb work that the Robins depot provides to customers."

What prompted your interest in your current career field? "It started out because of my sons and repairing their toys, and I also enjoy maintenance work. I started as an electronic technician and worked my way to an industrial engineer tech planner."