Business Unit and Job Title
T&B / PositiV – Project Engineer
What does your job entail?
T&B – I am responsible for being the link between our field technicians and our office personnel. With my engineering background, I can decipher the technical needs of customers so that our technicians understand what is required on site. Similarly, I relay our technician’s performance on site to our customers in a manner they can easier understand.
PositiV – With PositiV being the upcoming innovation at Melink, I am responsible for assisting in the development and launch of the product. I use business knowledge to make decisions on production costs and selling points. I use engineering skills to develop and ensure long term functionality of the product. Additionally, I perform day to day actions that engrain the PositiV unit into the Melink culture. Through PositiV, my focus is on healthy buildings and how that impacts energy savings and occupant health and wellness.
What is your personal philosophy?
My philosophy stems from my passion in sustainability and sustainable living. I truly enjoy making ethical and sustainable decisions. I also encourage myself to breach my comfort zone and delve into things I normally wouldn’t.
What did you do before coming to Melink?
Before coming to Melink I was a full-time student in the Environmental Engineering program at the University of Cincinnati. At UC, students are encouraged to join a co-op program which allows them to alternate between full-time school work and an internship each semester. In my senior year at UC, I was offered a co-op position at Melink to assist the T&B sales team. That co-op led to a full-time position in T&B and PositiV.
Do you have any special certifications?
Scissor lift certified
What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?
The culture and dedication to sustainability is second to none. Everyone pitches in to sustainable living in and outside of the workplace. This was what drew me towards Melink and it continues to impress me each day!
What is your favorite part of your job?
T&B – The connections that stem from day-to-day work. There are good interactions and bad interactions in the service industry, however it is the positive interactions that truly make it worthwhile.
PositiV – I’m a process minded engineer at heart. Being able to take a product and improve on it is a great feeling. In doing so, work at Melink never feels like a chore. On the contrary, every day I come into work feels like I’m contributing to my goal of encouraging sustainability.
What do you like to do in your time off?
I participate in local recreational basketball leagues, I’m an avid fisherman, I grow plants like fruits, vegetables and flowers, and I’m a video game enthusiast.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I live stream video games often.
What are you most proud of?
Without a doubt, I’m most proud of my academic accomplishments. Graduating in engineering from the University of Cincinnati was one of the most arduous tasks of my life; it taught me that I can accomplish anything I put my mind and effort to.
What are your hopes for our industry?
I hope that the sustainable mindset becomes infectious. I want people across the world to understand that sustainability is attainable on personal, city-wide, national and global scales.
Motto or personal mantra?
Never give partial effort to two things; give whole effort to one thing.
Do you collect anything?
I have a vinyl record collection that started about 6 years ago. My favorite addition came recently: a ~25 disc set of Victrola records (78 RPM) that require being played on my grandmothers renovated Victrola.