Jake Council

Jake’s role at Falcon: Laboratory Technician

Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
I’m rather skilled at juggling, as well as walking on stilts. However, I have not yet mastered doing both at the same time.

Tell us about what you enjoy doing outside of work.
Photography is probably my biggest hobby and has been since I was about 12. I also enjoy writing, kayaking, and taking things apart to learn how they work (then attempting to put them back together.)

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Cape Town, South Africa. In 2014, I had the opportunity to accompany my wife on a business trip to Cape Town. We spent 10 days there, at the end of which, I didn’t want to leave. The views were outstanding, the climate was beautiful, and the folks were friendly. Well worth the twenty-plus hour flight to get there.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned so far?

  • It is called “soil” not “dirt”
  • Concrete is “placed” not “poured”
  • Tack coat does not come out of clothing… ever.

What do you enjoy most about working at Falcon?
There are many things I enjoy about working here, but I’d have to say the people make Falcon a great place to work. I feel like we have an extremely cooperative and collaborative environment; everyone readily shares their knowledge and past experiences. No one ever hesitates when you need a hand or have a question. I can’t imagine a better group of people with whom to work.

 

“Jake recently transitioned from an Engineering Field Technician to Falcon’s full-time Laboratory Technician. With any new role, it can be challenging. However, Jake has proven to take on the challenges that accompany the laboratory testing environment, quickly picking up on new testing procedures and accomplishing them with efficiency. He is an integral part of the Construction Services and Geotechnical Departments, and, without him, our laboratory would not be running as smoothly and efficiently as it does today.” – Patrick Clark, Construction Services Manager

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