Karine Fortin - title

Karine  - mugshot

Karine says that she generally always gets a reaction when she tells people she's an engineer. They seemed surprised that women were capable of doing the job.


Karine is currently making $50,500 per year, twice as much as when she started five years ago!


 

Karine - action shot

Karine Fortin is a plant manager for a pharmaceutical company. Her role is to ensure that products are being produced within specifications. The equipment used to make the products is highly technical and very sensitive. Product and equipment performance is tested regularly. Karine also plans and manages any factory expansions.

Karine - action shot

Karine skipped grades and graduated from high school at age 15. She wanted to enter the military to be a pilot and get an engineering degree, but was too young. A year later, she went to a technical school that specialized in Engineering. Getting high marks in math and physics was a breeze, because she enjoyed the classes.


Did you know? Advances in the manufacture of medicines will likely result in increased use of robotics, automation, and mechanized plant assembly lines - all requiring technologists and engineers to design and maintain the equipment.


Karine says that she generally always gets a reaction when she tells people she is an engineer. They seem to be surprised that women are capable of the job. At her first job interview, the male interviewer stunned her when he asked if she was afraid to break a nail on the job! As part of Karine's job, she supervises 3 fulltime techs and 2 part time techs. Karine is currently making over $50,000.00 per year, twice as much as when she started five years ago.


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SYNOPSIS:

Karine Fortin has a very sensitive job. She must ensure that the pharmaceutical products in her company's factory are being produced within specifications. It's necessary for Karine to test the products and equipment regularly. It's an exact science. In addition to her production responsibilities, Karine also plans and manages factory expansions.


PERSONAL DATA:

Education: Technical school specializing in Engineering