What is your job title?
I am a second-shift receiving expeditor.
What are your job responsibilities on a day-to-day basis?
I am a multi-department forklift operator. As an expeditor my duties can include:
- Offload and set up of daily inventory
- Move merchandise to either a direct location on the showroom floor or stage in new arrivals until space is available
- Assist the showroom with pulling orders for trucks, containers, prep for shipping, and prep and load for customers picking up
- Remove merchandise for scrap or move to storage
What qualifications are needed to succeed in your role?
Patience, good communication skills, quick problem-solving techniques and a strong foundation for hard work
What background or prior work experience do you bring to the table?
I was a former supervisor at O’Hare Airport; so, I’m used to the rush. I’ve worked in the construction industry and have operated large machinery.
How long have you been with HGR, and why?
I am going on seven years and enjoy my HGR family. The comradery is what makes you feel like you belong.
What amazing things are you doing in your personal life?
I keep it simple — date night with my wife.
What can you tell us about your family?
I am the proud father of a menagerie of fur babies and three children who have caused my hair to gray — Abby, James III and Becky. I am lucky to be married to my wife, Debi, who still loves me even though I’m not sure why.
What is the most important thing in the world to you/what matters most?
My family is my heart.