Tilcon Connecticut is joining the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and many other businesses across the country to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry.
We are excited to share the insights of some of the many women who work at TCT and also bring attention to the industry and encourage others to realize that construction is a viable, profitable career field.
Jerusalen Graterol, Construction Person shares an overview of her career in construction with us.
“I was both a Store Manager and Training Manager for over 15 years. After that, I decided to join the Laborers Union to become a Construction Worker. I am currently working at Tilcon as a Construction Worker in the Asphalt Division.
A brief description of some of the things that I do is that before we lay down the black top, we mark and measure the roads and areas to make sure we follow the right road pattern and so it can be an even level to the ground. We also make sure that we mark all manholes, water and gas supply boxes that are on the ground so they won’t get cover when passing the area, then we use the machines, rakes and shovels to lay down the black top.
One of the many things I like about being part of the construction industry is the fact that I gained so much experience and knowledge on things that I never thought I would. From helping to build a bridge experience and you are always challenging yourself. Things are always changing and evolving so you will have the ability to learn new tasks every day!”