Somebody wise once said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going – and we can’t think of a better way to sum up our September Employee of the Month, Brandon McCamley! This year has certainly been a strange one for him at Belroc – between staff shortages due to the lockdown and stringent restrictions on where and how he would be able to carry out his work, Brandon has really had to roll with the punches and he has done this not only with great success, but also with an amazing positivity and ‘can-do’ attitude! Everyone who nominated Brandon this month reference how helpful and upbeat he always is, and how hard he’s worked to complete jobs during tough times. A huge well done to Brandon, who embodies everything our company values stand for! We cornered him for a quick chat to find out more about what make him tick…
Hi Brandon – congratulations on winning Employee of the Month! How does it feel?
To be honest, I feel that what I do is just part of my job! That being said, it is nice to know that my co-workers appreciate help and professionalism, and the dedication that I try to exude while I am at work. I was glad to be able to relieve a little pressure from other employees, and do what I could to fill a position that wasn’t able to be filled during the difficult first round of Covid shutdowns. There are always great things going on at Belroc, and it is a pleasure to be a part of such a positive team!
You’ve been with Belroc for two years now. Tell us a little about what you did before, and what your typical day looks like now.
In my previous job, I was installing division 8 product, and doing a lot of electrical security integration for about 6.5 years. I also did 1.5 years of project management. Prior to that I had nothing to do with the Construction industry at all – I was running various laminating machines in the printing industry!
My typical day at Belroc starts at 7am, and ends when it ends, usually 4.30pm or later. I do just about anything that comes my way. I usually get my daily exercise moving partitions and other materials around site, and I also spend quite a bit of time behind the wheel of an immaculate caravan.
What are the best (and worst) parts of your job?
I enjoy the variety that my position brings, and I like a good challenge so this whole COVID thing has really kept me on my toes. For me, the most challenging thing about my job, is making sure that I remember all of the parts to ensure that I can complete the job correctly the first time. I’m often guilty of allowing my mind to go 200 miles an hour, and then forgetting all the important stuff.
What qualities do you think are needed to do your job well?
You need to be on your game the entire time, and be able to think outside of the box. Often you need to come up with innovative ways to get around problems or unique conditions on site that were unforeseen.
OK, enough about work – tell us how you relax…
I enjoy spending time with my son Ryan, who is 5 years old. Relaxation for me isn’t about sitting around doing nothing – I like to be helping others, building things or fishing! I also enjoy a cold beer at the end of a long day!
Thanks for your time Brandon. To finish up, tell us something about yourself that your colleagues might not know…
Once, for a bit of a challenge, I took up riding a unicycle, and used to ride it 13km to work a couple of times a summer.