Employee of the Month: Tim Barbeau

Congratulations to Tim Barbeau on being Employee of the Month for July 2023


Tim has always been an excellent employee and crucial for keeping things running around here. In our production process, every part we make needs to be cleaned and goes through a cleaning machine for this step. When our cleaning machine went down a few weeks back, that obviously brought our standard workflow to a halt. Tim stepped in right away and started washing all of our critical parts by hand and coordinated that effort with Joey. That allowed parts to keep getting out the door, but was not sustainable. Tim then went above and beyond to get the machine back up and running.

First, he stayed late while talking on the phone with the local distributor to try and solve the problem. When that rep ran out of ideas, Tim came in early (2:30AM) to get on the phone with the manufacturer in Germany. By around 7 am, they had isolated the problem to one circuit and found a part that should solve the problem. When the part arrived the next day, we quickly discovered that the problem was not fixed. Tim then went wire by wire in the machine, hooking and unhooking connections to try and track the source of the problem. He was here until late into the evening again talking to the local distributor. Once again, he came in early (2:30 am) to get back on the phone with the German manufacturer to re-diagnose the problem. This time, the problem was traced back to an actuator. A workaround was identified and the machine was back up and running later that morning.

I really appreciate Tim jumping in and finding a solution. He never complained and always kept the focus on getting this critical piece of equipment back up and running. He has done this countless times over the years and am really grateful he is a part of our team.

– Matt Shelby

Get to Know Tim Barbeau

Employee name: Tim Barbeau
Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor

Where did you grow up? All Over – My dad was in the Army

How long have you worked for OneMonroe? 14 yrs

What do you like about working for OneMonroe? A feeling of job security

What is one thing you love about your job? Something new to do everyday.

If you could add one thing to your office, what would it be? I’m pretty content with how things are.

Before Monroe, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had? Served in the Army

Three words to best describe you. Motivated, Adaptable, Reliable

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Meatloaf and Mac & Cheese

If you were an animal, what would you be? Worker Bee

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? None

What is one song you have completely memorized? Summer of ’69

What is one totally irrational fear that you have? Snakes, though that’s not Irrational at all.

Best vacation you have been on? Florida Keys

Least favorite food? Sauerkraut

Do you have a motto or personal mantra? To each his own

What are your three most overused words/phrases? All Righty, Living the Dream, Yup

What is an ability you wish you had? Play the Piano

What is one thing on your bucket list? SkyDrive

What do you like to do in your spare time? Ride my Bike (2003 Softail)

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Tiny Elephant

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off bills and buy a house.

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