This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Joe McVay, Implementation Consultant here at Fiix 🛠 He is an early bird that loves coffee, and has a sweet spot for smoked brisket, dogs, fall and football!
❓What was your "I need to work at Fiix" moment?
✨During the interview process it was overwhelmingly clear that Fiix was very employee and community focused. If a company is willing to invest that much in their employees then I knew I'd have all the motivation needed to go the extra mile for our customers 👏.
❓What do you love most about your role/ the work that you do?
✨There are times during a training where you have some pushback initially from a technician and then you'll see them start to realize how much easier we could make their job with our software. I have seen complete 180s on starting to use a CMMS in the span of a two hour training and that is pretty gratifying 🛠.
❓What motivates or drives you?
✨My family 💕.
❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or any hobbies that you have. What do you love about doing these things?
✨I do quite a bit of cooking and especially Texas style barbecuing 🥩. After I first tasted brisket in Central Texas I have been obsessed with it. I've used electric smokers, pellet smokers, and wood smokers trying to replicate that first taste and haven't quite gotten it yet. I like the patience it requires and sitting outside with a fire going is pretty relaxing 🔥.
❓What is something interesting that no one knows about you?
✨My first job working in the CMMS field was as a contractor in Washington D.C. assisting the agency that maintains all the buildings on Capitol Hill. I had initially thought I might find an exciting job in a political capacity, but I found I thoroughly enjoyed working with the maintenance crews and ended up staying there for 3 years. A walk with an HVAC mechanic was far more interesting than any of the official tours I came to find out. They have more keys! 🔑
❓What's your favourite thing to do on the weekends?.
✨During this time of year I like to watch football, college especially 🏈.