Kay Parker is a Quality Engineering Applications Specialist based at Indium Corporation’s headquarters in Clinton, N.Y. In this role, she is focused on the improvement of different manufacturing processes, equipment, techniques, and materials to optimize industry applications. This includes supporting root cause investigations through product testing, data collection, and failure analysis. Kay also assists with customer data requests, quality surveys, and internal audits.
Kay first joined Indium Corporation as a college intern. During her internship, she worked alongside process engineers in Indium Corporation’s Metals and Compounds division. After graduating from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in 2018, Kay joined the company as a Technical Support Engineer.
At SUNY Poly, Kay earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a minor in engineering science. Her past accomplishments include managing the details of a National Science Foundation grant, forming and leading an award-winning competitive student robotics club, developing industrial manufacturing process technologies, and modeling the flow of blood in the human eye using mathematical equations and computer programs.
Kay is very involved in her community and has worked with The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, the Midtown Utica Community Center, OnPoint for College, Rescue Mission of Utica, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, and Upstate Cerebral Palsy.