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Meet The Expert - Chris Tucker
Lighting Workshop Supervisor
Tuesday, 01 August 2023
What is your current role, and what are your main responsibilities?
I am the Lighting Workshop Supervisor in the Operations team at Prolectric. I’m responsible for assembling our ProLights, ProRXM, ProTemp and ProCam product ranges, along with servicing and maintaining our rehire fleet. I liaise with our factory manager and logistics manager daily to ensure we are on course for the same deadlines and are achieving the best utilisation of our rehire fleet.
What does a typical day look like for you?
On a typical day, I would arrive at work at 7.20 to begin at 7.30. I first check our logistics and factory boards for any updates from the previous evening and then catch up with the team for a debrief so they are aware of any changes to requirements for the day. After this, I carry out any outstanding admin from the previous day before assisting with the quality control checking of units due to be delivered to our customers.
What are some of the most exciting projects you have worked on recently?
In July 2022, I supervised a large project with a big customer, providing 125 adapted ProLights. These bespoke tower lights had different masts and equipment than our standard Prolight, so the technicians needed additional training and coaching to deliver the project. We worked to a tight timescale which increased the pressure, but the team followed the company values of ‘Lead the Way, Work As One, and Make It Happen’. We smashed it. It was a great project to be involved in, and I learnt a lot about myself and the team.
What common misconceptions about your industry would you like to dispel?
There are too many false things said about solar, and it still baffles me why so many people and businesses are so reluctant to move to it. Things like “It only works when it's sunny” and “It's too expensive” are false. If handled correctly, solar can work all year round and save businesses a fortune on fuel costs. Why would anyone not want to reduce their carbon footprint whilst saving money?