Chip Borta joined the EGR team nearly 15 years ago in 2006. Throughout his tenure, Chip has engineered a number of major projects and has played an integral part in EGR’s growth and success. When he’s not grinding away at work, you can find Chip on the soccer field or whipping up a gourmet level meal in the kitchen for family and friends.
How’d you get your start? What did you do before?
A few days after I moved from California to Oklahoma, I was looking for a job as a CNC programmer and the company that was at the time next door to EGR (they were selling CNC machines and tools) told me to apply at EGR and I started the next day. Before EGR, I worked for 10 years as a CNC operator and programmer at a company in California which was manufacturing store fixtures.
Describe your day to day role as an engineer:
My day to day role is to take the submittal drawings and update them to the field measurements. Next, it’s my job to accurately engineer, process and send programs and cut lists to the machines for all products.
What has been your favorite project to date and why?
That would have to be the Integris Community Hospitals because those projects went fairly smooth and my wife now works in those facilities.
What is your biggest challenge on any given job?
The biggest challenge usually is trying to decipher the field measurements.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy playing soccer, tennis, going to concerts, cooking and going on weekend getaways.
What’s the most gratifying part of the job?
The most gratifying part is when a project goes very smoothly through all phases from engineering to install.
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What’s your party trick?
According to my wife I have the ability to take anything that’s in the fridge or the pantry and turn it into a gourmet meal for my guests. I tend to disagree with the gourmet part, lol.
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