From Glass Mechanic to Assistant Project Manager
Damon Moore’s Journey with KGa
KGa Assistant Project Manager, Damon Moore began his career with KGa in the summer of 2005 when he accepted the position of Glass Mechanic. Since then, Damon has proven himself as a leader within the organization and has recently come in from the field to accept the position of Assistant Project Manager (APM). Read Damon’s Journey from Mechanic to APM below.
In August of 2005, Damon came to work for KGa as a Glass Mechanic. He shares, “I personally chose this field because you make a great living by working in a skilled trade, but you can also fulfill a growing need of personal achievement,” which is exactly what he has done in his 14 years with the company. Eventually working his way up as a Field Superintendent, Damon was responsible for managing his team in the field by ensuring projects were staying on track and any issues were handled in a timely manner. His time spent as a Field Superintendent helped pave the way to his current role as an Assistant Project Manager.
As an APM, Damon is responsible for assisting the Project Managers and Superintendents with coordinating activities of a project to ensure cost, schedule, document control and quality standards are met. He states, “under the direction of the PM, I am expected to take on any and all tasks in my quest to learn all that I can about construction.” Damon shares that he “loves the glass industry and how it consistently changes” ultimately leading him to challenge himself with new projects and innovations.
As a firm believer in earning a living through the skilled trades, Damon shares the following advice for young people struggling to decide whether to pursue a traditional college education or a position in the skilled trades; There are multiple benefits to pursuing a career in the trades:
- You can gain experience immediately.
- It does not require an expensive degree to pursue.
- It takes half the time as college.
- You can make a great living.
- There continues to be a growing need for skilled tradespeople.
Thank you for sharing your story, Damon!
Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. is always on the lookout for motivated individuals who want to build a future within the commercial glazing or glass fabrication trade. We have employees who began as part-time seam & wash technicians and are now running the entire fabrication department (you can check out Eddie’s story here.)! These employees are a testament to the career paths offered by starting your career at KGa. KGa’s motto is “The Future of Glass” and for good reason, we continue to push the envelope and make the impossible, possible. If you are ready to make the leap, please visit, http://bit.ly/2JInJkS to see a full list of open positions and get ready to Be Part of the Future of Glass!