Growing up, Tanya Ramos was always interested in serving her country. After high school, she enlisted in the United States Army and chose to specialize in the maintenance field because it sounded interesting, and she wanted to learn a trade that she could one day use in the civilian world.
Ramos served more than 12 years as a Vehicle Mechanic and Recovery Specialist in the U.S. Army. She then worked another 12 years as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Supervisor for contractors providing maintenance support on military equipment.
In 2016, utilizing the skills she learned in the U.S. Army, she began her career at Ring Power, working as a technician in the Tampa Truck Center. She spent two years in the truck shop, servicing and repairing all makes and models of trucks, buses, and RV’s. She then transferred to her current role, working as a Component Specialist for Ring Power’s heavy equipment division in Tampa’s Major Component Rebuild Center.
“I enjoy working with a great team of technicians in our shop,” said Ramos. “I like troubleshooting faults, repairing engines, and performing complete engine rebuilds. I find it rewarding to see the final product.”
When asked what advice she would offer to girls and women who may be interested in a career as a technician but are reluctant due to the notion that it is a male-dominated industry, Ramos says, “If you are interested in learning the trade or pursuing a career in maintenance, go for it! If you work hard, show that you are a team player, strive to gain experience and improve your skills, you will be an asset to any team. I have worked with some great women technicians in the past. I believe that women possess critical problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the organizational skills needed in this profession.”
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