Puget Sound Refinery Maintenance Profile – James Kent
Metal Trades Welder/Fitter.
How long have you worked at PSR?
A year and a half as an employee and five as a contractor.
Where are you from and where do you call home now?
I’m originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Oak Harbor, WA is now my home.
Describe your current job in 15 words or less:
Work as a team to fit and weld new piping systems.
What do you enjoy most about working for PSR?
Working at PSR has been a good experience. It’s more like working with family. It’s been great so far.
How do you collaborate with other PSR colleagues (in different departments) for safe and successful refinery operation?
In maintenance we work with everyone, from ops to machinists, we all know each other and understand we have to be on the same page all the time for work to be safe and successful.
What advice would you share with kids considering a career in your field?
I look at my work as art. It’s hard work but it is very satisfying.
If you weren’t in your current profession, what would you be?
I always wanted to be a firefighter from as early as I can remember.
What beverage do you drink to start your day?
Water and then coffee. Everyday.
What is your favorite book?
Where the Red Fern Grows.
Who is your favorite sports team?
What is one of your favorite hobbies?
I like hiking with my family. Other than that, welding and mechanics.
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