Employee Spotlight: Drew Hunt
Q: How long have you been working at Elm?
A: I have been working at Elm for just over one year. I was hired June of 2021.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your role at Elm?
A: I am a Power Engineer here at Elm. I do a wide variety of jobs. I work on Arc Flash projects for customers, creating a one-lines for customers as well as Arc Flash Stickers to be applied to their equipment for safety purposes. I also help out with Power Quality jobs, installing power meters for customers and analyzing the collected data to help diagnose any power issues the customer may be having. Lastly, I am part of the testing group here at Elm. I spend a lot of time traveling to different Solar Sites to complete Acceptance Testing, testing transformers, switchboards, pole-top equipment, and relays to ensure they are all functional before the site is turned on. I also help do Maintenance Testing for customers during planned outages, mostly testing Circuit Breakers via Primary Injection to confirm they are tripping within their allowed tolerances.
Q: What are some of the things you enjoy most about working at Elm?
A: I really enjoy the culture here at Elm. Everyone is so easy to talk to and friendly whether it’s a day in the office or a day in the field, it makes working just so much more enjoyable. It’s easy to tell just how much everyone is truly invested into this company. Some of my favorite days at work are working collaboratively with others, whether it’s testing or diagnosing issues it’s always a pleasure no matter who I am working with.
Q: What has been one of your most rewarding experiences at Elm?
A: One of the most rewarding experiences I have had at Elm has been completing an Arc Flash Study and seeing the Labels be applied to equipment. It is a great feeling knowing that these labels will help protect and inform anyone that needs to work on the equipment. These labels help show them exactly what they need to be wearing for PPE to stay safe.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?
A: My biggest hobbies outside of work are fishing and hiking. I try to go fishing or at least get outside and go for a walk in the woods a few times a week after work.
Q: Do you have a particular hobby or talent that co-workers may not know about?
A: A lesser known hobby of mine is keeping snakes. For some reason I always just loved reptiles. I have two snakes at home, a California King Snake, and a Saharan Sand Boa.