Auckland, New Zealand
Paul Jamieson works hard behind the scenes daily to ensure that his company lives up to its name – Quality Equipment. Paul is an engineer, and his role is “to fix and maintain the machinery and to make sure that the machinery is safe to operate.” We’ve had a few opportunities to speak with Paul now, and we’re constantly impressed by his diligence and his positivity.
Thank you, Paul, for everything that you do! We feel lucky to know you, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!
How did you get started in maintenance?
I started out doing a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, but gave that up to take on a more hands on role. I had a temporary job as a packer, and the company I was working for at the time had an apprenticeship position come up, so I entered an apprenticeship in the FCMG. I’m now working for my current company, Quality Equipment.
I love having a positive impact. In this case, that means the more product going out, the better I feel because that means there is less downtime on the machinery.
What is one of your proudest achievements?
I have a trade certification in mechanical engineering with an FCMG background that I’m really proud of. Also, I have created processes to streamline changeovers, and I’ve modified machinery to reduce changeover times. In the food industry, efficient changeover is a big factor to reducing downtime, so I’m proud of the work I’ve done there.
What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
It’s a thankless job. You work hard internally, behind the scenes with little external appreciation.