Describe your day-to-day responsibility.
Every day I oversee the maintenance of all utilities for the hospital. I ensure that my team has the information, tools, and skills they need to perform their job day in and day out. As a team, it is critical that we are aligned on our goals, tasks, and responsibilities, providing our customer and the patients, staff, and visitors to our site a safe and healthy environment.
How did you arrive in your role as Lead Engineer?
Twenty-five years ago I began my career as an apprentice at a dairy. I completed the training to receive my first-class stationary engineer’s license and continued at the dairy for almost a decade. After that I was presented with an opportunity at a local hospital to join their team as an operating engineer and after 12 years was promoted to the Lead Engineer position. I have held that position for the past four years with Medxcel, as well.
What opportunities such as training and development has Medxcel provided you to help you grow in your career or that you found tremendous value in?
Medxcel offers training and development programs to its employees. There are lots of courses specific to my field and they are available to each of us to help us learn, grow, and refresh our knowledge when needed.
What do you like best about your job?
I love that Medxcel provides me with the opportunity to learn something new every day. Even after all the years I have worked, there is always more to learn and ways I can improve. My team relies on me to be an expert in our field as well as their leader. It’s important that we stay on top of industry trends and learn as much as we can about new systems and technologies as they are introduced. This job provides opportunities and the necessary training and development to help me to continue to grow and learn every day. As I learn and grow, I can help the members of my team do the same. Our team enjoys coming to work, helping our customers, and laughing together.
Which of Medxcel’s Core Values do you feel is most important to you and your role and why?
Integrity is the value I live by. Simply put, I believe you should do what you say and do it when you said you would.
Tell us something surprising you have learned in this role.
I used to think that job responsibilities were clearly defined and consistent. During my career it’s been interesting to learn the importance of flexibility. There are many different ways to get a job done, and as a leader it’s important to be open to ideas from my team members. I find it fascinating to see how many ways there are to do a job or a task, and that there is not just one “right” way to do things. You can learn a lot and improve processes simply by observing the different ways people approach the same task. That’s the definition of a team, bringing together different skills and experiences, sharing ideas, and learning from each other. I learn something new every day.