Exceptional results require the expertise of exceptional people! Get to know Jonathon Colon, Sand Blaster and Painter at GSM Industrial.
How long have you been employed with GSM Industrial?
What is your job and what does it entail?
I am a Sand Blaster and Painter at GSM Industrial. As a Sand Blaster I sand blast pieces that are going to be painted so that the surface of the object is free of chemicals, oils and rust. The finished product is rough to the touch so that the paint can adhere to the metal. As a Painter, I am responsible for prepping the area for paint (taping off areas, covering threads, protecting surfaces), mixing the paint and moving the objects that need to be painted with a crane or forklift.
How would you describe the team/work culture at GSM Industrial?
Safety and teamwork are priorities at GSM Industrial. All of my co-workers are willing to help out whenever needed. In addition, I am surrounded by very knowledgeable people who are always teaching me new processes which will help advance my career.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
My goal is to be working as the Head Painter at GSM Industrial. In five years, I will be more knowledgeable and versatile in my trade. In addition, I hope to have learned another trade such as welding.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Having a purpose and responsibility to do my job. Like anyone else, money motivates me but I truly appreciate the opportunity GSM Industrial has provided to me. I enjoy painting and am committed to the work I do for GSM. I will never take my job at GSM Industrial for granted.
What is something most people do not know about you?
I am a huge Cleveland Browns fan!
What music is on your playlist?
Hip-hop BUT mainly podcasts.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
My older brother.
How would you describe your job to a class of kindergartners?
I paint colors on things for a living.
Do you have any additional comments?
I appreciate and am so grateful for everyone at GSM Industrial. Thank you for all that you do for your employees.