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I am a Product Line Support Engineer at STANLEY Engineered Fastening, a division of Stanley Black & Decker. My main responsibility is to determine the best fastening and installation tooling method that satisfy the assembly requirements. Specifically, I am involved with the POP® and Avdel® product lines which include precision blind rivets, high-strength lockbolts, and blind rivet nuts. I assist customers with direct inquires and support the sales team with their opportunities: We’re the technical experts. When the customer has a problem, we will work with them to determine a solution either by implementing a part we offer, creating a new design, or modifying a current design to meet their needs. It's very collaborative.

At Stanley Black & Decker, you gain all the experience you want because there are so many different aspects of every role. You're not limited at all.

– Maria Fedele, Product Line Support Engineer
STANLEY® Engineered Fastening

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I majored in this field because I have always loved math and science as well as the creative aspect of engineering. I was interested in knowing how things work and innovating creative new designs that solves a problem. In my role, I learn about all various applications our fasteners are used in and work with the engineers to implement them into the assembly. I feel very lucky to be at Stanley and I found it to be a supportive environment for women engineers.

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One thing I really appreciate about STANLEY Engineered Fastening is that while it is a multi-national organzation with facilities all over the world, they're not too large where an employee is just a number. It is just the right size for me — big enough that I can work on multiple projects that interest me but small enough where I can have a hands-on role in them. I can also use my voice and have my needs met, and in talking with some of my friends, I know that that’s not true at every company that’s a household name like Stanley is.

When the customer has a problem, we work with them to determine a solution together, by implementing a part we offer, creating a new design or modifying the design. It's very collaborative.

– Maria Fedele, Product Line Support Engineer
STANLEY® Engineered Fastening

If I were talking to a female engineer considering Stanley today, I’d tell her she should definitely consider applying. It’s a great work environment, everyone is respectful and caring. At Stanley, you gain all the experience you want because there are so many different aspects of every role. You’re not limited at all.

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