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Werner comes from engineering background

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Seth Franco
Custodian Jim Werner has enjoyed his time at Baldwin so far.

Jim Werner, a new custodian at Baldwin High School, is a former electrical engineer who took part in a variety of projects throughout the Pittsburgh area.

“In terms of previous job experience, I’m an electrical engineer. I graduated from Point Park University,” Werner said. 

As an engineer, he helped develop many systems, including renewable energy plants.

“The most recent place I worked before Baldwin was BDA Engineering in the Waterfront. I was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic,” Werner said. “I worked on some interesting projects, like the North Shore Connector and renewable energy systems involving wind turbines and solar power.”

Werner has enjoyed his time at Baldwin so far.

“Most of the staff and students at Baldwin have been pretty friendly. I haven’t had any bad experiences,” Werner said.

Werner didn’t graduate from Baldwin, but he did have reasons for choosing to work here.

“I graduated from Brentwood High School in 1985,” Werner said. “I chose to work at Baldwin because I live in the district. I would be working close to home and with some people I know.”

The custodians work to keep the high school looking good.

“My job is mainly walking around and checking the area to make sure there are no spills or trash. I keep stuff off the floor and make sure the place is presentable for the students,” Werner said.

When he’s not on the job, Werner enjoys helping out his sons with their sports and activities. Werner has four sons and one daughter.

“My sons are involved in sports and Boy Scouts,” he said. “I enjoy volunteering with them. My youngest son is still playing baseball and basketball.”

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Multimedia Editor Seth Franco is a senior in his third year on the Purbalite. When he's not writing, he often practices the drums, plays tennis, and sketches. 
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