Since I was a kid, I liked to understand how things work, so I started by disassembling my toys. I always enjoyed working with my hands and figuring out how to fix the broken things.
When I finished my primary education, I decided to start learning about Cooling Plants and Refrigeration. Once I finished, I continued with a Higher Education in Industrial Equipment.
I did some practice works in an Ice Cream Company in Spain, and they offered me a job. I worked for them for more than 13 years. My main job all these years was to give a solution to diverse challenges with the machinery and projecting improvements to avoid future issues. I joined Gram Equipment five years ago.
WHY I WANTED TO WORK FOR GRAM EQUIPMENT
Gram Equipment is a referent brand in the Ice Cream Industry. There were Gram Equipment machines in my previous job, and I loved the technology and solutions used in those machines. I was also attracted by the idea of traveling around the world, working in different facilities, and meeting new people.
WHAT I DO
A part of a Supervisor’s job is to guide and execute the installation and commissioning of the new Equipment. We must deliver the machines to our customers with the right performance and efficiency. On the other hand, we often support our customers servicing the Equipment and installing upgrades for older Equipment as well.
MY TYPICAL WORKDAY
Usually, my workday starts when I leave the hotel for our customers’ facilities. I spend there around 9 or 10 hours daily. Depending on the job to execute, sometimes the customer supplies the workforce, so we must supervise these people. On some other occasions, we work alone since the work doesn’t require any help. In any case, we spend most of the day between manual tasks and consulting technical drawings.
THE BEST PART OF MY JOB
The satisfaction you feel when you install a new line from scratch until you get the Take Over Certificate (TOC), is the best feeling I ever had at work.
Imagine a huge room empty, and after a few weeks, there must be a completely new machine, working with at least 98% efficiency. It’s a nice challenge. Once we get the TOC signed, the customer is happy, and we are even more satisfied. First, for the job well done and second because we can go back home with our families.