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Jeffrey, Fabrication Operations Senior Superintendent
Be willing to learn, work hard and give your best at all times. Don't wait for something; look for it and go get it.

Jeffrey, Fabrication Operations Senior Superintendent
Background
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Parahyangan University in Bandung, Indonesia in 2001 and worked in the Civil and Structural Construction field, specializing in concrete and steel structures and pile foundation. I also continued my education, receiving a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2007. At that point I joined McDermott through the Graduate Engineer Career Development Program. I saw it as a good opportunity to expand my existing experience to the offshore industry, which seemed more challenging and interesting.

In my current job, I manage yard operations which encompasses the facility, equipment and maintenance. I also manage, direct and coordinate multidisciplinary teams in executing work according to McDermott systems, processes and procedures.

Highlights
The working environment allows me to keep developing my skills and knowledge and, at the same time, provides many opportunities to show my potential

My favorite assignment so far was revamping the structural shops at our yard to increase efficiency and, hence, productivity. It involved introducing changes to many work processes, a strict budget and limited time. I felt proud that the team was both initiating and executing the changes, because we made positive contributions to the company. That really energizes me.

Advice
Be willing to learn, work hard and give your best at all times. Don't wait for what you want to come to you; look for it and go get it. Become familiar with the work processes, procedures and safe work practices. Prioritize the job and allocate resources accordingly. Take initiatives, ask questions, apply the knowledge and make a decision. Do not be afraid of making a mistake. If you do, accept it, fix it and learn from it, so you don't ever repeat it.
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