Introducing: The Faces of Lycos. Each month we will be highlighting our very own employees, giving you an inside look of the hardworking people who make up Lycos. This month, we want you to meet Josh, our Safety Director / Project Manager. Read about Josh's take on the construction industry, his role here at Lycos, and his hobbies below.
What is your position here at Lycos and what are your job responsibilities?
I'm a Project Manager and Safety Director for Lycos. As a PM, I work with clients to make sure schedule needs are being met, problem-solve with design issues, and control overall quality of our work. As Safety Director, I make sure all of our guys are up to date and comply with OSHA standards, brief employees on site-specific risks everyday, plan and implement safety procedures, and achieve overall company safety objectives.
What do you enjoy most about working at Lycos?
I love collaborating with everyone in the company. From the guys who have been in the industry for years, to our newest employees, I always learn something from everyone. Its rare your able to work with individuals that are so passionate about there job/trade, I feed off the energy from our Foremen and Field Employees.
What has been your favorite job you worked on and why?
Eppley Airfield. As a team we were able to collaborate and problem-solve to bring the project to completion and turn out beautiful craftsmanship. Plus, it's a high-profile job so thousands of people will walk by and see Lycos craftsmanship on display everyday.
How long have you been in construction?
Since 2011, so 8 years.
What do you think are the best skills you bring to your job?
Before joining the private sector I had the great privilege to be in the Army. So many things we trained for in the military carry over in construction. We were taught the importance of scheduling, problem-solving, looking ahead for potential risks, and to always have a back-up plan. Having these things instilled in me, not only made the transition easier, but has made me a better carpenter, super, estimator and project manager
Do you have a motto or favorite quote to help you get through your work day?
"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence"
What do you like to do when you're not at work?
I like to hunt, fish, and spend time with my family.
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