We continue to highlight our outstanding team at Hoosier Crane with our latest employee spotlight. This month we are highlighting an employee that started her career at Hoosier Crane as a high school intern. Kaitlyn Taylor continued to work with us throughout college, becoming a full-time employee in May 2016.
I have worked for Hoosier Crane for the past 5 summers as an intern while I was going to school for engineering. I just started full time here in May 2016.
My main focus at Hoosier Crane since I’ve started full time is developing an engineering department and working to implement engineering tools throughout the rest of our departments. In addition, I am often involved in helping engineered jobs get into production. My typical day at Hoosier Crane includes project kickoff meetings, consulting on unique crane applications, AutoCAD approval drawings, engineering calculations, and coordination with the ironworkers in the shop. I also have been working on programming some structural engineering spreadsheets that I hope will make estimation and crane design a little easier for our Sales and Manufacturing departments.
One of my favorite memories at Hoosier Crane was at the 2014 golf outing where I played on a team with Cherie Schmidt, Alexis Baker, and Conner Baker. We ended up coming in last place (probably 10 or 12 over par), but we laughed so hard that Cherie nearly peed her pants.
I am motivated by continuous improvement. I try to look for places where we can get better and enjoy finding solutions to unique problems. I am also motivated by helping others learn about engineering. Engineering is a very powerful and empowering tool that I think everyone can learn how to use.
The best part of my job is getting to go on site to our customers’ facilities and to see all the unique and amazing things that some of these companies do. I love being around large machinery and I love to learn about other industries. It is awesome to see a customer use our products and services to do some really cool things.