It’s not unusual for employees to have 10, 20, 30, or more years of service at Metropolitan. It’s a little more unique when they spend their entire tenure at one facility.
That’s the case for
, who retires this month after a four-decade career at the Mills Water Treatment Plant.
“If you can believe this, I was there before the water was,” said the water treatment plant specialist who got his start at Metropolitan in 1979. Though the plant was commissioned in 1978, it became operational in the early 1980s.
A longtime Riverside resident who owns a house just three minutes from Mills,
recalls the early days when the area was all rolling hills and open fields.
In addition to the short commute,
says he enjoyed working at Mills because of the strong relationships he’s built with co-workers and the career growth he’s experienced.
started at Mills as a maintenance worker I, then progressed to a level II and III, before becoming a maintenance mechanic. He was promoted to his current position about 12 years ago.
After a long, fulfilling career, the father of two and grandfather of five is now ready to spend more time with his family. “It is time to look at my life and figure out what do I need to accomplish? I feel like I’ve checked all the boxes and I am ready for whatever is next,”