Job Title: CNC Operator
Years with Kalesnikoff: 10
Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Kalesnikoff?
A: Learning, helping people learn and learning from the people I work with. I guess you could say it’s all about the learning with me.
Q: You recently advanced your career here, from an electrician to a CNC operator at the company’s new mass timber facility. Can you tell us a little bit about that change?
A: Right now my role as the CNC operator is to get familiar with this machine as much as possible and work with one of our Project Manager’s, Kevin Zanatta, to plan how we will complete the jobs as they come through the plant. When our mass timber plant was first announced and we were looking for a CNC operator, I thought to myself, how exciting would it be to operate a machine, that during my apprenticeship, I had the opportunity to install, program and test. These machines only came with tape readers then…
Q: What excited you most about the new plant and the company’s local investment in mass timber?
A: The aspect of carbon capture and moving towards a future of sustainable building products in new construction. It is good for the future of our company and our planet.
Q: What is something that you think people should know about Kalesnikoff that they might not already know?
A: We are very fortunate to have such a forward-thinking family to work for here at Kalesnikoff. It truly is inspirational.
Q: What can we catch you doing in your free time?
A: Playing with my dog, Andy, and hitting a golf ball around the yard to practice hitting targets. For me, it’s all about the target and with Andy, it’s all about his toy stick and me throwing it. He is very bossy – stick first, golf second.
When my wife, Margy, and I aren’t taking Andy for walks and hikes or playing in the yard, we can be found at the kitchen table having Scrabble tournaments (where is you are not over 300, you are’t going to win…).
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