In The USST Spotlight: Chris Jones

Chris Jones, USST Service Tech.

Say Hello to Chris Jones,

one of our hardworking Service Technicians here at USST.  Following in the steps of his family, Chris has a background in trades work building powerlines before joining the U.S. Submergent team, while his grandfather worked as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Airforce.  Having just hit his one-year mark with USST, Chris is a valued member of our team with a surprising love of soup lunches and gardening.  Read on to learn more about our up-and-coming team member.

Hometown:  Norfolk, Virginia.

What I Do as a Service Tech II:  Run equipment, think ahead and solve problems, and fix equipment in my downtime.

Describe Your Typical Day:  Travel to the jobsite, discuss what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it, as well as any challenges we may be facing, and then we get the job done.

Favorite Aspect of the Job:  Every day is a new learning experience for me, and I look forward to being able to prepare and motivate my own crew for the day

Work-Safe Checklist:  Safety Tailboard – we discuss our safety plan at least once a week.

My Inspiration:  My family.  My father was a trades man and built powerlines, while my grandfather worked as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Airforce.  It’s in my blood.

My Friends Would Describe Me As: A positive person.

What is something you like to do the “old fashioned” way?  I’m a southern cook, like my mother.  I like to cook the way she did and use ingredients out of my own garden.

First Job: Grocery store bagger at 14-yrs old, although I’ve had more than 20-some odd jobs over the years, including studying and obtaining my EMT certification.

Hobbies: Cooking and gardening.  I also love spending time with my Husky, Parker Thomas.

#1 Place I’d Like to Visit: Well, I’m leaving for Japan in April!

Who I’d Want to be Stranded With on a Deserted Island:  My partner and dog, even though that may be selfish because they’d be stranded with me.  Maybe I’d pick my worst enemy instead!

Surprising Talent:  In my spare time, I like to carve chainsaw art such as bears, otters and turtles.  I like to create one every couple of months or so.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time and why?   I’m a homebody, so I’d spend it cooking, working in my large, expansive garden, cleaning and just generally being comfortable at home.

 Favorite Song?  I like to listen to whatever is on the radio.

One Word That Describes My Dancing Ability:  Terrible.

Favorite Snack:  Amy’s Organic Lentil soup.


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