Employee Spotlights | Fay Hermes

Employee Spotlight: Fay Hermes

At Kieffer | Starlite, the success of our company is driven by the passion and dedication of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a work environment where our team can thrive, share ideas, and help us evolve. Our key differentiator is our team and the passion they have to be the best in our industry!

Today our Employee Spotlight showcases Fay Hermes. Known for her dedication, Fay is a valued member of the Kieffer | Starlite team. She has been with our company for 29 years and is always willing to assist with questions and support our team with a positive attitude. Read more about Fay and her experience at Kieffer | Starlite.

Role at Kieffer | Starlite: Production Processor

What is a typical day for you at Kieffer | Starlite?  A typical day starts with a plan as to what needs to be accomplished in what order on the Processing Report. At the same time handling phone calls, emails, and issues from the shop floor. My job supports the processing of Jobs, so shop supervisors can schedule staff-hours for manufacturing, purchasing,  material allocations to procure materials for manufacturing, and job closing so orders can be invoiced.

What do you enjoy most about Kieffer | Starlite? I enjoy working with all my co-workers at Kieffer l Starlite and training and helping team members. I like the support and guidance we are given from upper management. I enjoy my job because no day is ever the same.

What do you find most challenging about your job? Typical challenges include missing information and incomplete drawings to start production. Ensuring the job starts and is completed on time to meet shipping dates.

A new challenge we are working on is cross-training our teams to improve our processes at all manufacturing locations, which will result in a more balanced workload for our teams.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I enjoy craft projects, working on our home, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to warm tropical places in winter.

Bucket List Item: Retirement –I have been at Kieffer | Starlite 29 years, so when the time comes, I am sure it will be bittersweet.