Category Archive: Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Quan N.

A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.

Employee Spotlight: Quan N.
Purchasing Manager

How long have you been with A&J, and what do you do here?
I’ve worked at A&J 30 years. I’m responsible for sourcing equipment, raw materials, good and services and managing our vendor relationships. My goal is to procure strategically across our multiple categories of spend and always finding the best deal!

What aspect of your role at A&J do you like the most?
My favorite thing about my job is working alongside my colleagues. They are always super motivated and inspire me daily.

What is on your wish list for the next 5-10 years with A&J?
One of my biggest accomplishments will be retiring!

LIGHTENING ROUND!

What is your favorite place to travel? Vietnam
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? The President, just so I can fly in Air Force One
Please share a random fact about yourself. I like raising chickens and roosters
If you could do another job for a day, what would you be? A real estate agent
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Steamed white rice
What is on your bucket list? I just want to watch my family grow, and of course see everyone healthy and happy! And I want to visit Paris.

Employee Spotlight: Diem T.

A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.

Employee Spotlight: Diem T.
Quality Control Inspector

How long have you been with A&J, and what do you do here?
I’ve worked at A&J 39 years. I’m responsible for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities on the production floor. I regularly conduct visual and dimensional checks of all production and assembly parts to ensure that our clients receive the upmost quality from us.

What aspect of your role at A&J do you like the most?
I view quality as my personal responsibility and always strive to fix any issues that do inevitably pop up quickly. I enjoy reviewing our technical drawings to make sure they’re accurate and am well versed in AS9100 standards and auditing procedures.

What is on your wish list for the next 5-10 years with A&J?
Over the past few years, we’ve taken some big steps to modernize our operations. We invested in a CMM machine in early 2020 and I’m eager to see where we continue to make improvements. A&J understands that when you put quality control measures and systems in place it can generate significant benefits.

LIGHTENING ROUND!

Please share a random fact about yourself. I secretly like training our dog, Coco. But don’t tell the family!
If you could do another job for a day, what would you be? A Buddhist monk
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Noodles
What is on your bucket list? Taking a cruise around the world and visiting different temples. At the top of my list is Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Bangkok, Thailand

Employee Spotlight: John E.

A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: JOHN E.
DESIGN ENGINEER

How long have you been with A&J, and what do you do here?
I’ve worked at A&J since 1989, so 32 years. I used computer-aided design software to develop, test and improve A&J’s product designs. I work directly with our customers to research and modify existing products to improve performance and ensure that our racks meet their design requirements. One of my projects that stands out was a 6-bay cabinet assembly involving two trips to Lockheed Martin’s offices for design review meetings.

What aspect of your role at A&J do you like the most?
Engineering requires an innovative approach to problem solving and intuition, which means my brain is challenged on a daily basis. I get to be creative. The basics never change, but there are always little quirks on each project. And I love that my job allows me to see the project at all stages: from the initial calculations through construction, creation and commissioning.

What is on your wish list for the next 5-10 years with A&J?
I’m lucky that my position is one that keeps me engaged and interested. Because engineering is so adaptable, I hope to continue improving both my technical and soft skills.

LIGHTENING ROUND!

Please share a random fact about yourself. I’m creating a 35-gallon saltwater reef aquarium, including a Klines Butterfly and a Blenny fish; to help keep things clean.
If you could another job for a day, what would you do? A handyman
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? My wife’s enchilada casserole
What’s your motto? “Always help people”
What advice would you give to a new hire? Have patience
What is on your bucket list? Travel to Spain and Portugal

Understanding each of our teammates’ unique interests, skills, and experiences helps keeps our minds open. Stay tuned for more A&J Employee Spotlights!

Employee Spotlight: Nam H.

A&J Manufacturing has some impressive employees in our ranks. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.

Employee Spotlight: Nam H.
Production Manager

Nam H. Production Manager at A&J Manufacturing

 

How long have you been with A&J, and what do you do here?
14,600 days or 40 years! (Nam is our longest tenured employee). My job is to ensure that our manufacturing processes on the shop floor run reliably and efficiently. I plan and organize our production schedule including the purchasing of raw materials, estimate and agree to budgets and timescales with our clients, and I ensure that all of our health and safety regulations are met.

What aspect of your role at A&J do you like the most?
Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other. We’re a great team!

What is on your wish list for the next 5-10 years with A&J?
Retirement :)

Lightening Round!

Favorite travel spot? Vietnam or Vegas
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Seafood
What is on your bucket list? Visit my sister again in Vietnam
What is your definition of success? Helping someone else succeed, and not just at work, but in their personal lives too
Any random facts you want to share with us? I love to tell jokes!

 

Understanding each of our teammates’ unique interests, skills, and experiences helps keeps our minds open. Stay tuned for more A&J Employee Spotlights!