Welcome: Jonathan Massner

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Meet Jonathan Massner, the newest member of our Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Team!

 


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself...

JonathanI was born and raised in Southeast Iowa, graduating from Mediapolis High School in 2016. After that, I earned my electrical engineering degree from Iowa State University and worked as a test engineer for an aerospace company in Cedar Rapids, IA. Recently, I moved back to the Mediapolis area to be closer to my roots. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, staying active, music, and being involved in my local church.


Q: Why did you want to become an Engineer?

JonathanI have always enjoyed researching and trying to figure out what makes things work. Math always came fairly easy for me in high school, so I decided to pursue an engineering career.


Q: Is there a project you've worked on thus far in your career that you're proudest of?

Jonathan: While working as a test engineer, I helped to develop software and hardware for an automated test system for the radio system used on the P-8 aircraft. It was neat to learn about the radio and how to optimize automated test stations.


Q: Do you play any sports?

JonathanI enjoy playing sports as a hobby. I play basketball, soccer, racquet sports, and disc golf, but I always love learning to play new sports. In recent years, my favorite sport to play has been pond hockey in the winters.


Q: What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

JonathanI love to travel! One trip I went to Zion National Park and hiked to the top of Angel's Landing. The trail itself is a little scary with very high drop offs on either side, but adding the December snow and ice made it much more intense. Thankfully, I had some Yaktrax to help with traction and the reward was enjoying beautiful views at the summit.


Q: What is one little known fact about you?

JonathanI have cochlear implants in both ears, getting one in 2014 and the other in 2020. I was born with normal hearing, and it deteriorated through my younger years to the point where I am now. I'm able to hear almost everything with my implants on, and I can hear practically nothing with them off. At night, I take them off for some peace and quiet while I sleep.


Q: Why did you decide to join the Klingner team?

JonathanI have been very impressed with the people at Klingner and wanted the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. I also desire to be involved in the development of local communities and can see myself accomplishing that here.