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Schad January Employee of the Month: Erin Donovan

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Erin is January’s employee of the month because he leads in the fabrication shop by example. During the past several months he has exhibited great commitment to project needs and deadlines. He takes ownership of getting each project out on time and correctly. Erin is always eager to learn new skills. Not just trade skills but leadership and management skills as well. Erin is always motivated to come through for the team and inspire others as well. He has the “whatever it takes” mindset required to be successful in the refractory industry.

1. How long have you worked with Schad?
Almost a decade, 9 years.

2. What do you like most about working at Schad?
What I like most about working at Schad is that I am always working on something different.  There are always new projects with new prints.

3. What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is using different equipment like the Brokk machine.

4. How has Schad helped your career development, and what are your future career goals?
Schad has helped my development by making me an assistant project manager.  It allows me to know all of the day to day operations and to make sure jobs are done safely and on time.

5. How would you describe the Schad culture?
Schad culture is a culture of “go getters.”

6. What is your fondest memory of working at Schad?
My fondest memory would be my first day.  I felt very overwhelmed.

7. What advice do you have for future Schad candidates?
My advice would be to make sure you are never late and to ask for help if something looks unsafe.

8. What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to spend time with my son who is 8 months old.  I also enjoy golfing and hunting.

9. What is something unique about you?
I never give up.

10. If you could go to one concert, past or present, which would it be?
Creedence Clearwater Revival – CCR.

11. If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day?
Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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