20 Dec Staff Spotlight – Kieran McKinnon
At Gray & Adams, we are proud of our people, and we work hard to attract and retain talented individuals. We understand that young people are the future of our workforce, so we want to acknowledge the work ethic, curiosity, and ambitious nature of our more recent recruits.
In this edition, we speak with Kieran McKinnon, 18 Years Old and based at our Dunfermline depot.
What is your role at Gray & Adams and tell me about your day-to-day responsibilities
I work in Dunfermline in the fabrication department, a more accurate description for my role would be new chassis interface preparation which basically means that I help prepare chassis for new orders according to the bespoke customer specifications. This allows me to do various different tasks such as Sub-frame assembly, fitting fuel tanks and ancillary equipment such as tail lifts, all according to the exact customer requirement, so every day is different.
Why did you want to work for Gray & Adams
I’ve been aware of Gray & Adams for a while and I’m fortunate to have known quite a lot about what they do as my dad is a department assistant manager and has worked for the company for 16 years.
I wanted to pursue my interest in mechanics in a professional environment to further develop my skills. I have interest in stock car racing and maintain my own stock car in my free time, therefore a company which were offering opportunities in a mechanical environment locally, was an ideal fit for me.
What has been your biggest achievement while working for Gray & Adams
I’ve not been with the business that long, only 18 months but one of the memorable moments is when I had the opportunity to fit a tail lift on one of the customer orders by myself and without the support of any managers or supervisors. I felt like the training and support from the team had paid off and it was nice to be able to see a job completed right first time knowing that I had a huge part in it.
If you could do someone else’s job (at Gray & Adams) for the day, whose would it be and why?
I’ve got some experience in welding through working on my stock car so I wouldn’t mind joining that department for a day!
I’m sure I would be quite happy in any of the trades teams as everyone I work with is really nice.
Bryan Easton, General Manager shares his thoughts on Kieran’s career with Gray & Adams so far. “Kieran has really good values, he is hardworking and willing to go that “extra mile”
Our people are the key to our success and I am encouraged to see more young people like Kieran joining the business.