RMK Merrill-Stevens Employee Spotlight: Sandra Lozada
“It is a very exciting job with multiple facets… every day (brings) a new thing to learn about the maritime industry – inland and offshore.” – Sandra Lozada
RMK Merrill-Stevens made an important addition to the team when we hired Sandra Lozada as our new Human Resources Manager. Sandra began her journey with RMK MS on May 11, 2021. “Working for the oldest shipyard in South Florida is an incredible experience with so much history and so many stories around,” says Sandra. The RMK MS Marketing Team spoke with Sandra for our Employee Spotlight Series.
Asked about her responsibilities as the HR Manager, Sandra says, “I recruit, hire, and plan the employees’ cycle at the company, but furthermore, I’m the one who is trying constantly (to keep) the atmosphere and the spirit of the employees high, and (make sure they) they shine in every aspect of their jobs.” If she could switch jobs with anyone else at RMK MS, Sandra says she would switch with “Project Managers!” Sandra admires the RMK MS Project Manager’s ability to know “everything about the projects and the business.”
Sandra has been impressed with what she has seen from her fellow employees and company executives. “The executives are engaged in the idea of growing, (and) they are open to new ideas and we share the same philosophy about the wellbeing of employees, allowing me to make things happen,” says Sandra. One of the exciting “things” that has happened recently at RMK MS is the implementation of a new health benefits program for employees with the help of Sandra and T Spencer Samuels.
Three words that describe RMK MS to Sandra are:
When asked “What was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had,” Sandra recalls working at a successful startup. “I started working for a startup stem cell company as the Operations Assistant… now they are very famous and find ways to help people recovering from COVID,” Sandra says. “I’m so proud of them as a team,” she continues.
Sandra will attend the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show along with the core RMK MS team. Sandra will accept applications at the show and interview candidates on-site. When asked for her advice for prospective job candidates, Sandra says, “Please, come with energy, positivity, and come in the mood to do things!”
Learn more about open positions at RMK Merrill-Stevens here: https://www.rmkmerrill-stevens.com/careers.
Thank you to Sandra Lozada for participating in our Employee Spotlight Series, and we are happy you’re a part of our team!
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