Meet Dollin Islam, our Logistics and Quality Supervisor at our GWS-Edmonton facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dollin or “Dolly” as she is known to her coworkers, has been working at this location for over fifteen years. She started as a general labor associate and has quickly risen due to her attention to detail and willingness to constantly learn and improve.

A Jack Of All Trades And Wearer Of Many Hats

Since 2006, Dollin has been working at the GWS-Edmonton facility in Alberta, Canada when it was previously known as Indexable Cutting Tools. She first started working at the facility doing a little bit of everything at the time. She helped press parts, grind tools, assist with quality control measures such as inspections and even helped out in the shipping department. This willingness to learn and step in with whatever needed doing led to her getting experience with product database systems and finding out how to assist with job scheduling on the many machines there.

Now that she has worked her way up to the position of Logistics and Quality Supervisor, her current responsibilities still require her to wear many hats. In addition to supervising the production schedule, she manages the shipping and receiving department, inventory, purchase orders, and quality control inspections. She absolutely loves her job and sees her coworkers as family members, always quick to help out anyone who needs it. She has also learned a lot from Fraser McClure, one of the ceramics experts at her facility, who is always supportive. Sometimes her facility gets rush orders and she is always ready to get back on the machines herself to make sure the orders are ready for the next day.

Over the years, she has learned so much and moved up quickly, owing her success to hard work and great mentorship. Those like Craig Magnus, our General Manager at our GWS-Welland facility and Warren Tomalty, our Plant Supervisor at GWS-Edmonton, were crucial in the formation of Dollin becoming the great employee that she has shown herself to be. She is excited about being part of the GWS Tool Group now, and has been very appreciative of how helpful and approachable everyone has been throughout the company.    

Hockey Superfan And Dancing Queen

When Dollin isn’t helping out at her facility or planning the production of our many inserts we manufacture, she is a married mother of two children that keep her busy at home as well. Her thirteen year old son and eight year old daughter are avid Edmonton Oilers hockey fans, and they never miss a game! Dollin enjoys watching movies, shopping, playing in the snow and absolutely adores traveling. She is originally from Fiji, a country in the South Pacific known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs, and hopes to visit it again with the whole family. 

One of her family’s favorite destinations right now is Orlando, Florida. As you can see in their family picture, the whole family loves visiting Legoland there. When asked what her special talent was, Dollin mentions that one of her favorite things to do is dancing! Whether it’s dance workouts, hip hop dancing or Bollywood dances, she has to always be moving! So if you find yourself visiting her facility in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, ask her to teach you some new dance moves!

Interested In A Career At GWS Tool Group?

If you enjoy working with dedicated people like Dollin, consider applying to GWS Tool Group. We are always looking for talented and driven individuals to work at our facilities in Florida, California, Illinois, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Canada. Browse open jobs here.

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