An Unexpected Synergy
This week is National Engineers Week. To some, the event may be jokingly synonymous with a gathering of anti-social dorks bearing crooked eyeglasses reminiscent of Revenge of the Nerds.
The truth is, we engineers are a pretty cool bunch.
Not only are we wildly enthusiastic about what we do, but we share a passion that leads us to dig; to do whatever it takes until we reach an understanding of the issue, and how to approach it in order to make a difference.
We strive to make positive contributions to, for, and on behalf of, our clients; and by extension, their customers and consumers.
But the Food Tech ethos goes even further. You see, while a great deal of engineering comes down to problem-solving, we embrace the process from an additional and alternate perspective.
Enter the Caribbean island-life approach to our work.
Everything’s Gonna’ Be All Right
These words aren’t just lyrics to the ever-popular Bob Marley song; they represent a core Jamaican philosophy.
Anyone familiar with Jamaica may be aware of its unfailingly positive and upbeat vibe. Despite ebbs and flows of economic challenges, natural disasters, and crime, Jamaicans are a happy bunch! The country’s uniquely positive mindset evolves from this philosophy: “In Jamaica, there are no problems; there are only situations. Problems can’t be fixed, but situations always have a solution.”
This is exactly how we, at Food Tech, approach our work. Like the residents of Jamaica, we recognize that a problem implies that there is no remedy, whereas a situation always has a solution. Thus, at Team Food Tech, problems are nonexistent. Instead, we are presented with opportunities for creative solutions, and it’s simply a matter of being experienced, savvy, and motivated enough to find them.
Driven by Opportunity
Embracing this belief is what ultimately drives us to become, and excel as, engineers. We love what we do because every day we have the opportunity to exercise our skill sets by seeking and implementing out-of-the-box answers to challenges that others cannot resolve. As engineers, we thrive on this process, just as we thrive on surrounding ourselves with those like-minded individuals who embrace challenges and love solving them.
The Ultimate Reward
At Food Tech, we design food plants, and no one facility is ever the same; each is different from the one before it and from the one that comes next. Hence, our work revolves around an ever-changing landscape of new and varying scenarios, requiring us to dig deep to find the right, best, and most innovative solutions for our clients. And with our uniquely positive approach, not only is the process of seeking and finding that key rewarding, so is the end result for our clients who reap success as a result of our efforts.
So as our team gathers to embrace the next opportunity facing us, we know that in the end, when we’ve arrived at the ultimate solution, everything is gonna’ be alright.
Please join me in celebrating National Engineers Week, where we recognize and acknowledge the great achievements of my colleagues near and far who are making a difference.