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In Focus: Katrina Chapman



Name: Katrina Chapman

Job title:Facility Maintenance Engineer

Department:Facility Services

How long have you been at Mohawk:4.5 years

1. Tell us what you do at the College?

I’m part of the mechanical team at Mohawk College. We maintain the equipment and components related to the heating, cooling and water systems in the college. I also monitor the building automation system, which displays information on how the systems are functioning, as well as investigate and repair mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing issues that are reported to maintenance.

2. What is the one thing that makes you want to come to work each day?

I love getting to be a detective. When an issue is discovered, I enjoy doing the investigation to determine the cause of the problem, find a solution, and then fix it. I find it very rewarding.

3. What is something your colleagues may not know about you?

Before getting into trades, I spent six years in Sudbury where I had the privilege of co-authoring a research paper about the antibiotic resistance of a stomach bacteria called H. pylori. I also realized that Northern Ontario is not the best place for someone like myself, who dislikes snow and cold weather.