We’re proud of our employees and do all we can to support training to reinforce their skillsets. We treat them like family, something our retention rate proves: Most of our highly experienced team has been with us for a decade or more.
Trustiny “Johnny” Khoeum, an assembler, recently celebrated 10 years at Electro Soft, Inc. Johnny, who grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, is a two-time winner of Electro Soft’s Annual President’s Quality Award. His first was in 2010; the second in 2016. Each year, the supervisors and top management put forth names of those who exhibited dedication and a commitment to top quality.
He recently sat down with Executive Vice President Karla Trotman to talk about his journey. Here are some of the highlights of their conversation:
Karla: How did you come to work for Electro Soft?
Johnny: My mom worked here. She said that there were positions open.
Karla: So had you worked in electronics before? Or manufacturing?
Johnny: I never worked in electronics. I worked on an assembly line before coming here, did machine set up for a cleaning supplies company. It was a temp job.
Karla: Then you came here and learned all about electronics. Are you surprised by the fact that you have been here for 10 years?
Johnny: Time flies.
Karla: So what do you like about what you do?
Johnny: I like building things. When I started off I thought it was interesting.
Karla: So what was the most interesting thing you have built so far?
Johnny: Hmm, I don’t know … but I do know the funniest. A harness assembly for a chicken poop burner.
Karla: How do you explain your job to people?
Johnny: I do everything that has to do with wire [laughs].
Karla: I think that you play down all that you do. You are a trainer, you build complex assemblies, electromechanical assemblies, enclosures, wire harnesses and more!