Shah joined the PASLR Water team in late 2020. He had previously been working at Auckland Airport, but due to the global pandemic found himself getting paid to sit at home doing nothing – something he was not content with!
As one of the PASLR Water Technicians, Shah services and installs water coolers, carries out maintenance and replaces water filters throughout the Auckland region.
“There has been a lot to learn and I’m still learning every day. The team in the office are really helpful and on Monday mornings we all get together for a team meeting before we head out on the road,” he says.
Shah does say the only downside to the job is Auckland traffic, but music helps with that, and he doesn’t mind the driving.
Shah is recently engaged and enjoys spending his spare time with his friends and family. He also loves working on cars. Through his uncles, one who is a mechanic and another who is a panel beater, Shah has learned the tricks of the trade. He also has experience working as a panel beater for Ace Rentals. He is currently working on three cars.
Tip from the field: If you have a water cooler that’s really old, it is worth considering a replacement. Sometimes a small leak in an older cooler can cause a really big problem. Keeping on top of regularly servicing helps, but sometimes a nice new water cooler is the best option.