Francis Howell North senior Dominic Griffero may seem like a typical student. He spends mornings at Francis Howell North and his afternoons taking a manufacturing class at Lewis & Clark Career Center. However, after school, Griffero heads to his job at John J. Steuby Co., a manufacturing company located in Hazelwood. He was the first student in his precision machining manufacturing class placed in an after-school job. He currently runs multiple machines that make casings, ammunition and pipe fittings for fighter jets. Boeing is a common user of the parts.
“Just understanding what the machine is doing and knowing what it is supposed to be doing has been helpful,” Griffero said. “If something goes wrong, I know how to fix it.”
Lewis & Clark instructor Marty Acosta testified to Griffero’s work ethic.
“He’s a hard worker,” Acosta said. “He’s here a half-hour before everybody else and he goes straight to work. He’s going to do really well in life.”
Griffero also recently won first place at the SkillsUSA District competition for CNC Machining Milling. After high school, Griffero plans on attending State Technical College of Missouri through the A+ Program and continue education in aerospace machining.