Justin Prestler was hired after an interview to fill the vacant position left after the retirement of Jeff Giles earlier this year. Interviews were held earlier this month by a committee consisting of city manager Chris Yonker, councilperson Jim Gruesbeck, fire chief David Nelson and Alma Public Safety det./sgt. Mark Williams, according to Yonkers newsletter on Dec. 16. Get the factsThe four-person committee were unanimous in agreement to hire Prestler, who accepted the employment offer. Justin interviewed very well, Yonker said. He believes that attendance at both active emergency calls and training events is very important. He attempts to lead by example. Prestler, an Alma High School graduate, served for five years as a firefighter for the Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department and has Firefighter I and II training certificates, as well as HazMat operations and an EMT-B license, according to Yonker. He graduated from the Lansing Regional Fire Training Academy in 2010 at Lansing Community College and also obtained his EMT license through MMR (Mobile Medical Response) that same year. In September, Prestler was voted by his peers as Shepherds Firefighter of the Year.medical assistant interview tips
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That’s reportedly an increase of 50% on the same time the year before, when the company said it had 30,000 robots working alongside 230,000 people. Amazon bought a robotics company called Kiva Systems in 2012 for $775 million (632 million). Kiva’s robots automate the picking and packing process at large warehouses in a way that stands to help Amazon become more efficient. The robots 16 inches tall and almost 145kg can run at 5mph and haul packages weighing up to 317kg. When Amazon acquired Kiva, Phil Hardin, Amazon’s director of investor relations, said: “It’s a bit of an investment that has implications for a lot of elements of our cost structure, but were happy with Kiva. It has been a great innovation for us, and we think it makes the warehouse jobs better, and we think it makes our warehouses more productive.” Amazon also uses other types of robots in its warehouses, including large robotic arms that can move large pallets of Amazon stock. The company has been adding about 15,000 robots year-on-year, based on multiple previous reports. At the end of 2014, Amazon said it had 15,000 robots operating across 10 warehouses. In 2015, that number rose to 30,000 and now Amazon has 45,000. Kiva robots move inventory at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California December 1, 2014.
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