For eight solid years, Elvin Ortega has been an unwavering pillar at Banner Environmental as an ASB Field Supervisor. Elvin’s role is not just about supervising; it’s an intricate tapestry of guiding, collaborating, and innovating. Every day, he ensures the safe and proficient removal of hazardous materials like asbestos, mold, and lead, keeping the company’s ethos of safety and excellence at the forefront. His expertise isn’t just technical; it’s the wisdom of understanding the nuances of each task and ensuring that every crew member embodies the company’s gold standards. He finds immense satisfaction in utilizing his top-tier skills, constantly pushing the boundaries to elevate the quality of work and inspire his team to greater heights.
Elvin’s journey hasn’t been without its challenges, but in facing them, he’s honed his leadership skills and learned the art of tailored communication. Understanding that each team member is unique and may interpret instructions differently, he’s molded his approach to be more inclusive and effective. His resilience and continuous learning mindset have made him a beacon of guidance for many. To those aspiring to join the environmental services industry, Elvin’s advice is simple yet profound: embrace the journey, for it not only molds one into a better professional but also a better human being.
Beyond the workday at Banner Environmental, Elvin is a man of deep empathy and sensitivity. Though few might know it, his compassionate nature makes him a magnet for those seeking advice or a helping hand. He cherishes quality moments with his family, whether exploring new places like water parks and resorts or delving into a good book to enrich his mind. With dreams of visiting vibrant locales like Mexico and Colombia, Elvin’s zest for life and learning is truly boundless. The fusion of his professional dedication, personal warmth, and insatiable curiosity makes him a cherished member of the Banner family and an inspiration to many.
Let’s learn more about Elvin.
What are your job responsibilities?
As Asbestos Removal Supervisor, I am responsible for supervising, and help crew members during the performance of removal of asbestos, mold, lead and hazardous, while adhering to company polies and procedures regarding remedition.
When did you start working at Banner Environmental Services?
What do you like about Banner Environmental and the Environmental Services Industry?
I love many roles, including the opportunity to add positive role models, using my knowledge as an opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and meet company goals, while I am helping and guiding my co-workers. Another favorite part of my job is that it allows me to use my most confident and mastered skills. It is gratifying to know that I can complete my work to the best of my ability. The opportunity to further develop my skills, while implementing them by guiding and supervising my peers. Producing good quality work to continue motivating to improve every day.
What is your toughest challenge at work?
One of the most difficult challenges I have had has been to guide the members of the work and not follow the instructions to follow. But through this challenge I learned to improve my communication with each one of them. I learned that each person is different by following instructions. Today it is no longer a challenge, it is learning to be a better leader.
What’s your best career advice?
My advice to anyone who wants to join this career is that it will be the best decision you could make. Since through this career many skills are developed that help us physically and mentally to be a better person. And you meet people here, where you share every day, and they become family.
Who inspires you?
This inspiration comes from me and my family. This career is a great advance in the economic, physical and mental. I wanted to be a better person and continue to grow professionally.
What do most people not know about you?
Something about me that few people know is that I am very sensitive. I feel a lot of empathy and sensitivity with other people. I really like helping others, and trying to accommodate people so that they feel good. I also like to guide people to be organized and help them set goals that help them improve their lives.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like spending time with my family, getting to know different places ( water park, resort), I also like to read and enrich my knowledge. I am person whon always likes to learn something new.
What’s on your bucket list?
I would like to know Mexico and Colombia.
What accomplishment are you most proud of (inside or outside of Banner)?
One of my greatest achievements in this career has been learning to use my communication skills. Understanding that each person is different and needs to be understood. Through this career I have also learned to develop more physical abilities and thinking skills that have helped me with my performance.