This month, we’re putting the spotlight on Jessica Woodard!
Up until recently, Jessica was our go-to girl at Kobay South LLC. But like all good things, all great things tend to come to an end. This week, she was hired as a permanent team member at Kobay! We hate to see her go, but we couldn’t be more excited about where her career is headed with our friends at Kobay. So we were thrilled that she was nominated as our January Safety Champion, right before she went permanent.
Steve Underhill of Kobay tells us that Jessica is truly a model associate for others to follow.
“Jessica has always consistently worn all of her PPE without exception. She is a friendly face and voice for safety reminders and practices while at work. She truly is a Champion of Safety because not only does she live it, but she is an excellent role model for others in our plant.”
Here’s our Spotlight Interview with Jessica Woodard, Safety Champion!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB. HAS IT CHANGED IN ANY WAY?
Jessica works with the robotic machines at Kobay, loading parts, maintaining the robot, and inspecting as she goes along. “About a month ago, I started training to do inspections, so now I also do quality. I had previous quality experience, so that’s been an easy transition. It’s just going from plastic to metal.”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING HERE?
“The people. It’s a friendly atmosphere, and just a nice place and group of people to work with.”
HOW DO YOU MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY?
“Here, a lot of the issues are around how hot the parts are. You can burn your hands, so you have to wear your gloves and your sleeves. I remind my coworkers to wear theirs, and remind them to be careful… We do a pretty good job of making sure any [safety hazard] is taken care of right away and cleaned up, not waiting to move it and letting someone trip.”
ANY WORDS OF WISDOM FOR OTHER TEAMMATES OUT THERE?
“Just make sure you’re here every day, here on time every day. And communicate with management if you’re learning something new and not sure about something. Or a coworker with more experience, because they’ve been there. But the most important part is just to be here.”