Saker Recognizes Jairo Martinez, Line Supervisor, for Years of Dedication
The entire Saker staff would like to thankÂ our beloved employee and Line Supervisor, Jairo Martinez, on 5 years of dedicated service at Saker Aviation GCK. Jairo hasÂ made an impact on our team, and we wish him the best of luck on his future educational endeavor in Japan. While we will miss him,Â we wish himÂ the best of luck with his new journey. Before Jairo takes off in flight,Â we sat downÂ with him toÂ reflect onÂ his time here at Saker Aviation.
Q: Can you give us a little background on your role at Saker Aviation?
A: My name is Jairo Martinez. I am 29 years old. I currently hold the position of Line Supervisor here at Saker Aviation. Iâ€™ve been with the company for almost 5 years. I became supervisor last August. With the position came a very active role in making sure we provide quality work with great customer service. That is my main role.
Q: What has been one of your favorite memories working here at GCK?
A: It is hard to really pinpoint one specific memory down. I have had funny moments with co-workers. Iâ€™ve seen dozens of dogs come out of a Cirrus aircraft on their way to their new home which was pretty awesome. Overall, this job has been one of the best Iâ€™ve ever had and that comes with lots of great memories that have been formed here.
Q: What have been learning lessons that you have learned here and would like to share?
A: I have always heard that when youâ€™re around somebody long enough you learn a few things from them. I believe that is true. I have learned many things from everyone here at Saker. The way Jon and Debbie run the place here is going to help me out very much in my own business ventures. The atmosphere my co-workers as well as Jon and Debbie provide is something I will take to heart.
Q: Â How has Saker Aviation helped you in your career development?
A: Being a Line Supervisor has let me experience a position I never had before. It comes with many more responsibilities and tasks. Busy days had already taught me prioritization and synergy between you and your co-workers. It taught me how to be fast at what I do with top quality always in mind. But I had very limited experience when it came to management. I have learned a lot more since becoming supervisor and just having the experience of helping run the company will do wonders for me down the road when I have my own company.
Q: What was your favorite aircraft you saw while working at Saker GCK?
A: My favorite aircraft I have seen here in GCK is the F-16 Falcon. We have had them here on a few occasions. You can see them on television but until you see and hear them up close, you donâ€™t really have a real appreciation for them. They are way bigger than I thought they would be. On one instance, they came in a group of three and performed a few maneuvers for us when they departed. That was definitely a sight to behold.
Q: Where is a dream location you would like to travel to and why?
A: I am down to a few days left here with the company. The reason for that is because I am moving to Japan. My major is in International Business and one of my first business teachers mentioned how great Japan was for that. That was years and years ago. Since then, it has been a dream of mine to go there to finish my education as well as indulge in their language and culture. I have finally saved enough money and gained enough experience for that dream to become possible. A lot of that had to do with the opportunities I gained here. Soon I will be in a new place experiencing new things and trying my very hardest at furthering my career and making that dream come true. I am thankful to this company and everybody who helped along the way and plan to use my time here to help me be successful in my future ventures. Maybe, in the process, Iâ€™ll disprove a saying and show that you CAN teach an old(ish) dog new tricks.
We are honored to have provided a fun work environment, fond memories, and to have provided JairoÂ with lessons and career development tools he can take into his next career path. We wish you the best, Jairo!
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