12 Dec Staff Spotlight: Alan Sloan
In this edition of our staff spotlight, we speak with Alan Sloan who has been working with Gray & Adams for 14 Years.
What is your role at Gray & Adams and tell me about your day-to-day responsibilities?
My role is service and repairs supervisor at Gray & Adams Northern Ireland. Some of my day-to-day responsibilities are handing out jobs to my team of mechanics, checking all the servicing and scheduling is done right, ordering parts that are needed, checking over service sheets and signing them off. I pretty much manage the day-to-day running of the workshop, including opening up at the start of the day and locking up when the day is over.
What brought you to Gray & Adams?
I had worked as a mechanic for a little while before going on to drive lorries for 20-odd years. The company I was working for at the time went bankrupt and my next-door neighbour mentioned that he saw a job opening at Gray & Adams and that I should apply, that was 14 years ago now.
What has been your biggest achievement while working for Gray & Adams?
I have learned a lot since joining Gray & Adams, and I am still learning, I learn every day here. I think my biggest achievement is how I have worked my way up in the business. From starting as a mechanic in the service department to becoming a charge hand and now being a supervisor to five or six mechanics.
If you could do someone else’s job (at Gray & Adams) for the day, whose would it be and why?
I am more than happy doing what I am doing, I enjoy what I do and the people I work alongside, I wouldn’t do anything differently.
What is the best thing about working for Gray & Adams?
Gray & Adams is a good company to work for, they give good pay and a good pension. I enjoy going to work every day and the people around me make my job all the more enjoyable.