What is your role/job title at MRI?
Shipping and Receiving Manager
What do you do?
Shipping and Receiving of all packages, mostly, inventory. I add into an inventory list and store until a shipping date/ Winner is claimed. Must keep a running record of all inventory, as well as run labels for FedEx and UPS shipments.
Also, I pick-up the AMOE's (Alternate Mode Of Entry) from the Local Post Office, return to MRI, count AMOE's, and record into a spreadsheet.
With both positions, I keep track of anything and everything in the Warehouse. All AMOE's, new and old inventory, returns, supplies, etc.
What is fulfilling about the work you do?
Being trusted to do my work/job.
In my position, there isn't any room for error, and having that trust from my Supervisor(s) is very fulfilling. Plus, if there is a chance I can get ahead on any pack-out, I take advantage of it. Getting some or most of the work done before being told to do it, I find, is very fulfilling as well.
What do you love about your position/the industry that you are in?
I love my position because people listen to me when I speak.
It means something to me when people ask me questions and depend on my answer. I may not have all the answers, or the answer you're looking for, but I will find that answer, or direct you to the person who will know!
My co-workers and Supervisors ask for my opinion on projects and for ideas to enhance our environment. I get to speak my mind on what could work, might work, or not work to improve our company here at MRI. I feel respected.
What do you love about working at MRI?
Cub outings! Who doesn't love free beer and food?! I know I do!!!
Honestly though, I get to work at my own pace most of the time.
Unless we have a huge pack-out, like Ball Canning, or Gatorade, I can work at my own pace and not be pushed by anyone to go faster, or be micromanaged.
Out here in the Warehouse, the saying "Speed Kills..." is correct! You try and go fast, you make mistakes. We can't make mistakes out here.
What is your educational background/training?
My background is more experiences over education.
Previously to MRI, I worked at FedEx Ground for a year or so. Walking in here for an interview, I showed I knew some things about shipping. So I have had a strong work ethic for quite some time.
I graduated High School in 2005 and only had a couple of semesters at College of DuPage. But that is it right now. I do plan on starting school back up in the near future.
I've been a plumber, an Olive Garden server, furniture re-finisher, and a bunch of other random jobs.
What do you enjoy to do outside of work? What are your hobbies/interests?
Hunting is huge in my life, as well as fishing, hiking, camping, gun shootin', playing softball, frisbee golf, real golf, working on cars/trucks. Also spending time with family, friends, and my dog. Football, hockey, baseball - Playing and watching. Go Packers, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bulls.
What is something interesting about you that people wouldn’t know from talking to you?
Probably nothing, I talk way too much! But maybe that I volunteer a lot. For the Special Olympics, Breast Cancer (Avon and Susan G. Komen), and Church activities.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Australia. I would love to see the Great Barrier Reef. Dive to the farthest limit and see as much as I can for as long as I can, especially with my GoPro! Also, Poland. I'd love to see the country that my fiancee and her family came from.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Brad Paisley a couple years back. That man was phenomenal! He did this high-five, hand shake thing with me at the stage. It was awesome! Plus, later that night, I almost tripped him to face plant!
What is your favorite quote?
"Would the boy you were, be proud of the man you've become?' - Tony Walsh (server at Olive Garden had it tattooed on his forearm).