Employee Spotlight Series: Meet Operations & Maintenance Manager Harper Jones

Father and son by a creek.

At Key Capture Energy, we are fortunate to have a talented team of employees who work hard every day to identify, develop, construct and operate large-scale energy storage projects that play a key role in transitioning us to the grid of tomorrow. Without the hard work and dedication from these individuals, Key Capture Energy would not be the company it is today. Our team is comprised of people from many different backgrounds with a diverse set of qualifications, who all share a passion for what they do. Our Employee Spotlight Series, in which we ask our team members to share their stories and divulge a little, or a lot, about working at Key Capture Energy, allows their colleagues and industry associates to get to know them a little more personally.  Given that we are all working remotely, we’re highlighting “a day in the life” of our team members as a way to stay a bit more connected, while working apart.

This month we’re featuring our Operations & Maintenance Manager, Harper Jones, who has been with Key Capture Energy for close to four months. Read on!

What are your typical job duties and responsibilities at Key Capture Energy?

I coordinate maintenance and repair activities for our storage projects to maximize system availability. I am also responsible for personnel and equipment safety.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy traveling to the sites and working with both KCE personnel and subcontractors to identify and solve problems. Few days are ever alike, which keeps me on my toes.

How did you first learn about Key Capture Energy?

I worked with an executive search agency that helps build teams for innovative cleantech companies. They briefly described KCE’s company culture, current and prospective projects, and the current ERCOT landscape and I was sold.

What 3 words would you use to best describe the culture at Key Capture Energy?

Creative, collaborative, and open-minded.

Can you walk us through a typical “day in the life” of Harper, given this new remote working environment?

Though I am just getting started with KCE, my time has been split between Zoom calls and traveling (by car) to our current projects in Texas. I have enjoyed being able to safely meet with service providers and subcontractors on site.

What are your top tips and tricks for staying healthy, productive, and vibrant while working from home?

Find humor in the small things, get outside at every opportunity, and try to maintain a normal sleep schedule. My wife and I have a 3.5-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter, which makes maintaining a normal sleep schedule a daily challenge.

What are your hopes for the storage industry?

My hope is that more markets will see the variety of benefits the battery storage industry offers, which KCE will continue to play a significant role in building awareness.

Fun Facts about Harper:

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I am a huge sports fan and love being outdoors. The closer to the water the better!

What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?

I love to be with my family and spend time adventuring, whether on a hiking trail or a road trip. Barbecuing by the pool and bonfires with my son are also regular weekend activities.

Best vacation you’ve ever been on and what are you hoping to do when we can travel again?

Costa Rica… I can’t wait for live sporting events and concerts!

What is one thing you have yet to cross off your bucket list?

Courtside seats at a Lakers game.

Thank you, Harper, for all that you do for Key Capture Energy! Check back next month, where we will be profiling another talented team member.

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