It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking the opportunity to shine a light on a woman who comes to work every day and proves that a woman can shine in a male-dominated trade.
When Katherine Hilsinger interviewed with Calvert Controls last fall, she didn’t have her eyes set on becoming the first woman to be hired for one of our teams in the field. In fact, she was interviewing for a different job entirely.
Yet during the interview, both she and the Calvert Controls team felt like she might be a better fit in the field. She accepted the job with our Installation Division, and she hasn’t looked back. We’re excited to have her on the team, and we enjoy seeing her grow her skills and serve our clients every day.
We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know Kat in our latest spotlight Q&A!
When did you join Calvert Controls?
October 30th, 2022
What got you interested in a career in this field?
I’ve always wanted to work in a trade but never knew which one. I originally came to Calvert Controls to interview for the Customer Service Representative role. It was at that point I realized the trade was more aligned with my passion, and I was hired as a Local 602 helper.
What does it mean to you to be the first woman in one of the field teams at Calvert Controls?
It doesn’t feel much different. Most that I have worked with at Calvert Controls have been warm and welcoming, and I have learned a lot from them. I feel like part of the team.
How have you been welcomed by the other members of the team?
I have learned a ton from the people I have worked with so far, and they take the time to explain and teach things to me.
What do you enjoy doing most outside of work?
Being with my friends and family, four-wheeling, and going to the beach
What’s something that your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you?
I worked at a hospital trying to get my nursing degree prior to joining Calvert Controls.
What do you love most about working at Calvert Controls?
Being able to do different things everyday and never repeating the same thing.