Optus Employee Spotlight: Shane Perkins

Optus Employee Spotlight: Shane Perkins

Employee Spotlight Shane Perkins

What is your Optus story?

I started as a temporary employee to build shelves and was offered a full-time position on February 25, 2013, as a Distribution clerk. I became the Shipping Manager and then the Senior Distribution Clerk.

What is your official job title?

Senior Distribution Clerk

What should your job title be?

Get It Done Guru

Describe your day to day job.

My day to day consists of running around Optus pulling, fulfilling and shipping orders. I contact the Sales and Services departments daily for corrections and additions to existing orders.

What is one thing that Optus does better than any other employer you have had in the past?

Optus is a family, which I enjoy. Being in the military, I was blessed to come and work for a company like this that helped me transition back to be a civilian.

Tell us about one learning or growth opportunity you have had while working at Optus.

Optus has given me the opportunity to learn phone system testing and installation that I would never have the chance to do. Since learning these new skills, I have started traveling to customers’ sites and installing the equipment.

What do you like most about working at Optus?

My team of friends (yes, they are friends) and getting to wear jeans to work.

Have you received recognition from Optus on a job well done?

Optus has named me a quarterly VIP on three different occasions.

We like to say, Optus is like a family. Who at Optus is like family to you and why?

The Plant Operations Department is my family, and we make work fun and easy going.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town outside of Roaring Springs, PA.

Where did you go to school?

I went to numerous schools but finished in the Navy.

Brag about your family.

I would love to brag about my loving wife and crazy girls. They keep me going, and I love them more than life itself.

What was your first job?

I started working construction with my Dad at 8.

What is your dream job?

To own and run my own construction company.

What is something very few people know about you?

I asked my wife to marry me the day before we departed from Iraq to come back home to the states and start our lives together.

What quote/motto do you live by?

The difficult will be done today; the impossible tomorrow can do.