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Employee Spotlight: Jake Rakestraw

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    Get to Know Jake Through Our Quick Interview

    Jake joined C5 Manufacturing in February of 2021, where he works as a Small Parts Welder. Jake spends his time working on small parts ensuring its durable before moving on to the next step. Jake has become a valuable member of our C5 Manufacturing Family and helps continue to improve our daily processes! Learn more about him in a quick interview below!

  • What is your position/role at C5 Manufacturing?

    Small Parts Welder and in charge of checking fire extinguishers every month.

  • When did you start working at C5 Manufacturing?

    February 2021

  • What do you like about working for C5 Manufacturing?

    I like to see the finished bale/flat beds that I help make out and go out to the customers. It’s fun to know that I was a part of that finished product.

  • What is your skill set?

    Welding and I’m a hands-on type of guy. I can learn fast if I can see how it works and can be hands-on.

  • What does your position/role involve or include?

    Being a Small Parts Welder, I make sure everything is durable before it moves onto Jig 1. Besides being a Small Parts Welder, I have to check fire extinguishers every month.

  • What do you like to do in your spare time?

    A few years ago, I started doing axe throwing, and I have done a few leagues since. I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

  • What's a hobby of yours?

    I’ve been playing paintball for about ten years, and for the majority of that time, it’s been meg-fed style. I’ve also been a Field of Screams fright performer and a Freemason since 2010. I enjoy moonshine, going fishing, geocaching, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

  • What is something that someone would be surprised to know about you?

    I’m a likable and very easygoing person.

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