My primary responsibilities at DaimlerChrysler were those
of what DCX called a Departmental Information Administrator, or "DIA". This, basically,
meant desktop support for the people in my department. I also got to write an application
in Java for IBM's WebSphere, which accepted environmental chemical usage information in
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, loaded that data into DB2, then produced reports, including
graphical flowcharts, which were stored as PDF's.
The application was called "SARA", after the EPA's
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
which defined reporting for waste flow through DCX facilities.
to read the spreadsheets,
to render the PDF's and the
to create the graphics on the mainframe.
It was a fascinating project.