As a laboratory supervisor, certified Radiation Safety Officer, and coordinator of construction inspection/construction management services – Jeremy Hull has many responsibilities to manage every day. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a degree in environmental geology in 2014, and now he works at Urban managing nine other technicians. He describes himself as ambitious, and his fast advance from a lab technician to his current position exemplifies that drive. On a typical day, he is responsible for everything from organizing lab and field technicians and their schedules; supervising lab work and documentation; writing proposals; communicating with clients; and much more. Learning on the job was a challenge, but, as he likes to say, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” This motto pushes him to never be stagnant, and he continues to challenge himself in all aspects. Jeremy is the only one at his workplace to have a Radiation Safety Officer certification, so he handles nuclear gauges and has the responsibility of communicating with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Furthermore, he even has the goal of building his own home.
Some other words of wisdom that Jeremy lives by? “Don’t take work home with you; have fun and relax,” he said. Outside of Urban, Jeremy enjoys hunting, fishing, and racing and riding motocross, and he even has a sugar shack from which he produces his own maple syrup. He admits to having struggled to take some time off earlier in his transitioning of positions, but has gotten better at it since then, and he is still learning other new things every day. One of the most important lessons he’s mastered has been to stay organized and write everything down. That, along with taking a supervisor’s skills class to become a Certified Professional Supervisor, are among some of his efforts to be a better manager as he strives to continuously improve himself. With ambition and motivation like his, improvement is less of an expectation and more like a guarantee. You can certainly expect to see his name on many more projects around town, one of those even being his own house.