In Focus: Paul Dalgleish
In Focus is a new special spotlight series featuring employees who work behind-the-scenes at Mohawk College.
Position: Facilities Maintenance Engineer Lead (Mechanical)
Department: Facilities Mechanical & Electrical
How long at Mohawk College: 6.5years
Tell us what you do at the College?
As Facilities Maintenance Engineer Lead (Mechanical), I oversee all Mechanical projects related to the infrastructure of Mohawk’s campuses. Daily tasks focus on working with Engineers to ensure a comfortable working and learning environment for all members of the Mohawk College community. This can include collaborating with outside contractors and vendors to maintain buildings, or working internally with Mohawk staff to complete mechanical improvements in their respective departments. The role allows me to spend time at each of our campuses, where I enjoy meeting and collaborating with our wonderfully diverse teams. While staff and students see the outward face of Mohawk College, most of the work I oversee exists behind the scenes, in rooms and spaces that most will never visit, but that keep the College running smoothly and efficiently. Looking ahead, our team will continue pursuing net zero status within all facilities, reducing emissions wherever possible as Mohawk prioritizes a sustainable future.
What is the one thing that makes you want to come to work each day?
The promise of challenge and growth. Being relatively new to my position (4 months), every day provides me with new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. I approach each task with a solution-focused mindset, and look forward to each shift, knowing that the Facilities team will work together to maintain Mohawk’s state-of-the-art facilities, and ensure that our college is a great place to work and learn.
What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
In my time outside of work, I enjoy keeping busy and active outdoors. I spend much of my vacation time camping with my wife, ATVing, and exploring local areas on my motorcycle.
Last summer I spent 9 days ATVing across Newfoundland following the T Railway rail bed route. This summer we are planning a camping trip to Allegany State Park in western New York State, and in 2024 will be attending Bike Week in Daytona Beach Florida to enjoy some sunshine and open road on the motorcycle.