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Joleen’s career in the trades started when she got a job working one day a week at a scrapyard. The yard was located right on the water, and they managed all the rail and barge traffic that came through–weighing materials then sending the materials back out via truck or rail.
Joleen was soon doing in three hours what was budgeted for eight, and they started looking around for more work for her. They sent her up to the scalehouse, and she learned to manage that. Then she covered the job of dispatch for the trucking fleet for a few months, taking on everything they were willing to teach her. She also helped build out their safety program and helped them create a safety manual.
While it’s bittersweet that the scrapyard closed, it gave Witech the chance to find Joleen and vice versa. One of things she’s done at Witech that the scalehouse helped prepare her for is helping Witech update their safety manual and build out their safety program. Joleen keeps ISNET current, uploads client EMRs and keeps project safety information up to date.
Joleen wears many other hats– from payroll to safety, to accounting–and she likes each role when she’s in it. “When I am in my safety zone, I love my safety work. When I am in my accounting zone, I love my accounting work.”
Family is big for Joleen, and that extends to her construction crew at Witech. “We’ve gone through everything together. Our family losses, our wins, the ups and downs of the business. Witech is family.”Back to all stories