A Day in the Life: Rabbie Currens (Production Manager-Radwell North Carolina)
My name is Rabbie Currens and I am the Production Manager of Radwell International Greensboro North Carolina. My primary job function is to manage production. Part of that is to show that we’re shipping quality products out to our customers. In order to do that we have to help the technicians to be successful. In order for us to meet customer satisfaction, we work with Engineering to make sure we have the right assets that we can use to test out the units. At the end of the day you have a paying customer so you want that customer to be satisfied with the product we’re sending out the door. My job is essentially to make sure that all these things are accomplished.
I’m from Liberia originally, West Africa. I’ve been in the U.S. for about 15 years now. I’ve been working with Radwell for 5 years now. I started off in New Jersey as a Repair Technician and quickly moved up the ladder.
My favorite part of the day is chatting with my employees during morning roll call and letting them know what we need to accomplish during the day along with reviewing our goals and objectives. I also walk around and say hi to everybody in the building. That’s my favorite part asking people how their day was yesterday, what they’re looking to accomplish today, and just basically trying to get the mood of the employees.
What drives me to be the best is the challenges that we have and trying to find some kind of resolutions to these challenges. That drives me to be the best. I love to solve problems so that kind of drives me to get better as a manager. One of the other things that really drives me to improve myself as a manager is that people lean on me for guidance. I would say that’s a key thing to basically solve problems and to be able to work with employees. I work with customers to solve their problems as well and that’s also what drives me to be better as a manager.
I’m always busy throughout the day but I’m usually busiest during the morning hours. Sometimes I’m busy later in the day because I don’t have time to accomplish some of the things that need to get done during the morning and afternoon hours.
What I like most about my job is the fact that I can do what I went to school for. To be honest, I never thought I would be in the position where I would be managing people but that’s something I’ll always like. I’m a leader so I like to be someone who can help with answers. Whenever one of our customers has a line going down or a rush repair, we have to come up with quick solutions so we have to make quick decisions. My favorite part of my job is that I get to make the final call.
The 3 words that best describe Rabbie Currens are energetic, ambitious, and outgoing. I’m also easy to get along with.
Things that I like to do outside of work are catching up with sports and I love to work out. I’m a big fan of staying healthy so I work out at least 4 to 5 times a week. I used to be a personal trainer and I’m always in the gym.
And that’s a day in the life of a Production Manager at Radwell in Greensboro, North Carolina.