Meet GianCarlo B., a Quality Inspector at PMG. GianCarlo has been with PMG since October and is currently working on his first PMG project. Learn more about him in the Q&A session below!
Q&A with GianCarlo
How long have you been working in manufacturing?
I have been working in manufacturing for 11 years now. I started when I was just 15 years old.
What drew you to the trade?
Colleagues inspired and encouraged me to pick it up, due to it being a career that can be used in many industries. I’ve always enjoyed challenges and problem solving so having a career that tested my mentality was something that I liked.
Have you had any formal training?
I have taken a shop math and GD&T course to further my knowledge on the trade.
Before working at PMG, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was a Marketing President for a Health company, did that for about 2 years. I built an organization of close to 1k people from scratch.
What do you like most about working for PMG?
Outside of the support team, I’m very thankful for the benefits and security I’ve been given. By just following the guidelines and meeting expectations, this has been able to take care of myself and others without worry.
What is one thing you miss or wish you had with you while on the road?
Friends from my hometown. Thankfully it’s easy to visit them, but having them within arm’s reach is always beneficial.
How do you balance your career at PMG and family?
By adopting a philosophy of “don’t miss anything”. Once I’m done with work and I get back home, I’m ready to go. It’d be unfair to my family if I allowed the day to ware me out before doing anything with them. The “don’t miss anything” philosophy means to do as much as you can, when you can. If there’s a new movie that comes out, go see it. If an artist is performing in a neighboring city, go attend the concert. If a restaurant has awesome reviews, go indulge and see what it’s about. I do my absolute best to get the most out of my time with my family during the work week so it doesn’t feel like I’m “always gone/working”.
What are some career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
I’ll share one because I feel it’s the most important that has helped me. We get paid for the value we bring to the market place. If you want more, you must first become more. Continuing to work on your trade/craft to better yourself will always help keep you ahead.
When you’re not working, what sort of hobbies do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a hip-hop dancer. It’s been my passion since I was child. Fortunately, I was able to take it to the next level and perform all over doing shows and competitions. Now I do it for pure fun.
What is something fun you’re looking forward to in 2019?
2019 is the year I’ve dedicated to rebuilding and reshaping my life. The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is seeing my results at the end of the year and comparing them to where I was when I ended 2018. Progress is the key to happiness, so I can’t wait to see where my family and I end up!