This series will introduce you to a member of team Exacta every month, so you can meet the dedicated hardworking team that has made Exacta what it is today. Our seventh instalment of the series introduces you to Zach Perfect. Zach began working at Exacta three years ago. Zach is our Assembly Team Leader, this means that he leads the team through the daily build schedule and ensures everything runs smoothly.
How long have you been at Exacta and tell us about your job role?
I’ve worked at Exacta for three years now. I started as a Build Engineer and have worked my way up to become the Assembly Team Leader. My main responsibilities are ensuring that all the orders that pass-through production are completed to the highest standards, providing training to the team, as well as creating resources for them. I also second check units to guarantee that issues are spotted quickly and early into the production process.
What do you enjoy most about working at Exacta?
I enjoy working with everyone in production, they’re so friendly and we all get along so well. They’re truly a pleasure to work with every day and I find it so rewarding seeing the team grow and constantly improve. I also love the problem-solving part of the job; I’ve been presented with many tasks throughout my time here and knowing that I have really made a difference to how things operate in production is a great feeling.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy playing video games, listening to music, and spending as much time as I can with my friends and family. I also love travelling when I get the chance!
What advice would you give to younger generations who aspire to work in the STEM industry/want the same job role as you?
Passion is so important! This industry is forever changing and requires you to quickly adapt all the time. You really need to want it and constantly bring your A-game into everything that you do. Teamwork is vital and communication with peers will help you so much with excelling to the highest you can possibly go and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My phone, a lighter and my hay fever tablets!
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I have monocular vision, which basically means that both of my eyes work independently. Which I think is quite an interesting thing to have and helps me see the world differently to others.