City Master Electrician to compete in national competition
SEGUIN – The city’s Master Electrician, Tommy McCormick, is headed to a national competition in Las Vegas next month. He will represent Seguin in the Meter Madness competition after winning first place in the state competition during the Texas Water Conference in April.
“I have to say I could not have won without the support and help of all of the guys in my department. I have received a lot of encouragement from everyone in the city and hope to do well at nationals,” said McCormick.
As the Master Electrician in the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department, he takes care of all the water utilities’ electrical needs; such as motor controls to keep pumps operational, and any other electrical repairs or needs that arise. He also works with numerous other departments when they encounter electrical issues; for example, McCormick was a huge asset in reconfiguring and fixing the Central Park fountain; helping to install the new lights and pump controls.
Now, he’s turning his attention to the bright lights of Las Vegas for the national Meter Madness Competition on June 12th. He tries to practice every afternoon putting together water meters.
“For the competition, you get a completely dismantled water meter with all of the necessary parts plus three extra parts that don’t belong. The trick is to figure out which parts aren’t needed and place them aside. Then put the meter together as fast as you can,” described McCormick.
McCormick’s winning time for the state competition was 37.5 seconds. One of his opponents from SAWS beat him by a few seconds, but a loose bolt cost his opponent a five-second penalty which allowed McCormick to win. The City of Seguin is excited to cheer him on as he prepares to represent us in Las Vegas for nationals! ###