Derek Bartgis joined the EGR team in early 2020 after a family member working at EGR recommended he fill a position. Prior to EGR, Derek worked as a shift supervisor. He brought many skills to the job from his previous work including, scheduling, organization, leadership, and a great work ethic. He’s constantly on the move making sure shipments are complete, on time, and in excellent condition for the customer.
Describe your day-to-day role:
I move product to the designated warehouses. If parts are needing to be run to the other shop to be machined or finished, I will delegate that. I assign drivers and helpers to the proper jobs. I also plan and plot drivers’ route and stops and keep up with vehicle maintenance. I ensure that our drivers are kept up to date on DOT regulations. I schedule semis to pick up loads from the appropriate shops and warehouses and make sure all finished product is loaded onto the truck. I oversee the loading of trucks and semis and locate all the odd and end pieces that may be scattered around. Lastly, I check to make sure all shipments are sent out complete and a packing list is given to the project managers. If laminate or hardware needs to be picked up in town, ia also schedule a driver to do so.
What has been your favorite project to date? Why?
Fannie Mae because it was a large job that we were able to finish ahead of schedule. This allowed shipping to log all the inventory in advance to know what we were short on and had plenty of time to correct any issues that came up. We also had a lot of time to stage and prep it for the semi, assuring that it made it there safely.
What is your biggest challenge on any given job?
Product being in different stages of completion the day it is supposed to ship out.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Fishing, longboarding, movies, music, relaxing with my dog, enjoying “me” time.
What’s the most gratifying part of the job?
Being able to help everyone complete their projects, or payday.
Favorite vacation spot:
Anywhere near a beach, bar, and good food
Favorite restaurant in OKC:
Olive Garden (for sentimental reasons)
What’s your party trick?
Not showing up.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you meet? Why?
Johnny Cash, because you can’t go wrong with Johnny.
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