Maintenance Outage Planner
June 2014 — Present
Hello! My name is Desiree and I am the Outage Planner for the CEMEX Brooksville South Cement Plant in Florida. I started my journey here as a Class B Maintenance Mechanic in June of 2014 and have since transitioned into the Outage Planner. My areas of involvement other than outage include: Maintenance Supervision, Standard Work, Contractor Management, Task Training and Community Outreach.
Industry has always been a part of my career goals. My dad is in the Tampa, FL Pipefitters Union and he didn't have any boys, so he taught myself and my two younger sisters how to weld and fabricate. I am the only one who continued to follow that path, but I am glad that my dad took the time to teach us a trade. What is viewed as non-traditional for many, was just tradition to our dad. He instilled an excellent work ethic into us and I am very grateful for the knowledge that I have collected from him over the years.
I intend to continue my career here at CEMEX, continue my education in Industrial Management and grow as a leader here at Brooksville South. I love to get involved with the community and have worked together on several projects with the CEMEX Gregg Mine here in Brooksville.