I’ll be able to open the door to more women,” said the new worker at the Metal Buildings plant, who will be deploying her experience to build large-scale structures.
Thanks to an increase in its production commitments, the Metal Buildings plant has recently commandeered a new welding team. One of the members of this group is Yudith Tovar, whose entry marked a milestone for the plant.
As part of the selection test she took, Yudith had to carry out two types of welding. After the quality of her work was reviewed, she joined the team to become the first female welder at the Metal Buildings plant.
“I feel very proud as I’m the person who’ll be opening the door to more women who want to be welders. It’s not easy to put up with the heat, your eyes hurt. But if men can do it, we can too,” said Yudith, who is originally from Sabinas, Coahuila.
Yudith has been welding for a year and eight months. She started work at her hometown in a railway car factory, where she learned her trade.
Yudith Tovar, the first female welder at the Metallic Buildings plant.
The Metallic Buildings plant is where large-scale structures such as entire industrial buildings are manufactured. One example of these are the new lines being made for the Pesqueria Industrial Center, originally built at this plant.
Yudith began her shadow training on August 12 with a view to gaining a full understanding of welding procedures and the parameters of her job to ensure she can perform her tasks as well as possible. Her training includes manufacturing the roll bases for the Pesqueria Hot Rolling Mill.
In Yudith’s previous job, she learned about working with micro wire, an experience that is proving to be extremely useful for her current range of responsibilities.
"I feel very proud as I’m the person who’ll be opening the door to more women who want to be welders."
Coordination and physical dexterity are key skills for welders. “I very quickly got used to working with all the PPE, I always try to learn as much as possible and do my best, as I really want to leave my mark on the company”.
“I’m grateful to Ternium for believing in me and I hope they give other women who know how to weld the opportunity to work there. If men can do it, so can we. Ternium's doors are open,” she said.