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Worker Wednesday: Jake Coronado

What do you enjoy about working at Lithko? What motivates you to wake up and go to work?

The things I enjoy most about working at Lithko are the team camaraderie and the people I have met and learned from. Learning constantly and improving myself is what motivates me to wake up and go to work every day. The team I work with is always willing to answer my questions and give me advice.

What responsibilities did you have when you first started with Lithko? What are your responsibilities now? 

I started at Lithko last summer at the TCC Legacy project as a Project Engineer working in each phase of work to understand all of our processes as well as performing takeoffs and calculating manpower needed. I eventually was given more responsibility and led crews for Reinforcing, Stripping, Punchlist and Patching, and a crew for Safety Debris Nettings.

The responsibilities I have now as a Field Lead at the Dodson Expansion project are all horizontal aspects of work, like the slab on grade and elevated decks. I am responsible for determining our schedule, manpower, material, and equipment needed for the given phases. I am also responsible for the formwork we are using throughout the project and communicating with our formwork supplier.

What work challenges excite you? 

Every work challenge excites me because it’s just another opportunity for me to learn something I can potentially use in the future. I also enjoy meeting our specified schedules and being as cost efficient as possible while performing the Lithko caliber quality of work.

What has been your favorite project?

My favorite project so far was the TCC Legacy project. This was my first project and it’s where I learned a multitude of skills and acquired an invaluable amount knowledge that I will continue to use.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I enjoy searching for new places to go fishing and I can play the piano.

Hear from one of Jake’s coworkers:

Jake joined Lithko as a PE in May of 2020 and worked on a structural project in the Plano, TX area.  Jake has an outstanding mental focus and drive to want to learn, work, and help the project be successful in any way he can.  Jake was tasked with learning all aspects of multiple phases of work on the project and was able to work with many crews each day.  Jake was a key team member of the TCC project and was able to contribute from start to finish.  Great job, Jake! ~Doug  Nealeigh, Operations Lead