Describe your day-to-day responsibility and a typical day.
I’m the lead plumber at my site and we take care of a wide variety of issues. I help to manage my team to ensure we get our work done each day. We take care of plumbing issues, and I work with contractors, order materials, and request purchase orders when needed. I have worked at this site for over 16 years, so I have a lot of knowledge about this building. I know where everything is and how things work. I work really hard to train everyone here to pass that knowledge along. We also work closely with the maintenance staff; they help us with small repairs from time to time.
Describe the path you took to arrive in your current role.
I started my career as a carpenter, building custom cabinets. I moved into a school system where I did everything including mowing grass, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Eventually I moved into plumbing and electrical work, then took the exam and got my plumbing license. I’ve been a plumber for about 30 years now, the last 16 at this hospital site. We joined Medxcel about six years ago.
What training and development opportunities have you taken advantage of at Medxcel?
Medxcel offers lots of training opportunities. I’ve been to classes and seminars about a lot of subjects, and I’ve become certified in backflow prevention. A hospital setting is like no other, we have systems that no other setting has. Medxcel is very good about providing us with training, paying for books, education, and classes, really anything we need we get it.
What is the best part of your job?
I love being around people and I especially love interacting with kids when I work in the PICU and in the pediatric unit. At a hospital you see a lot of things that are hard, but it’s important to be compassionate and remember that we’re here to help people heal and find their way. We’re all one big family at this facility and we all help each other out. If we need help, one phone call is all it takes to get our entire team to assist. If something major happens, you know you’ve got support.
I absolutely recommend Medxcel as a great place to work. The pay here is competitive and the benefits are out of this world. Where else can you start a job and have PTO right out of the gate?
What would you say to someone who asks you if you recommend working for Medxcel?
How would you describe the culture at Medxcel?
The Medxcel culture is like working with a big family. We’re all close here. We’re friends, we help each other out, and we get together outside of work. Management here is like no other. Nobody screams and hollers or curses at you, it’s such a great culture. You’ll never be ridiculed for trying to do your job. If you make a mistake, you learn and there’s no punishment, just encouragement and support. Management is here to support us, not to make our job harder or to make us feel bad. We laugh and cry together and really support one another. The staff at this site really appreciates us, buys us lunch, and thanks us often. I’ve never worked at any place with the benefits, culture, support, and appreciation that I’ve found at Medxcel.