Engineering Month 2021 – Greg Burke
Engineering month is in full swing! Get to know our amazing engineers through our employee profiles. This week we want you to get to know Greg Burke.
Tell us about your role and what it entails:
I work as an Account Manager/ HVAC Systems Engineer. My day to day is being a Technical Advisor of HVAC Equipment for Mechanical Consultants, Contractors and Building Owners.
How did you decide which type of engineering to get into?
A: I was always interested in Physics and Mathematics in High School, so Mechanical Engineer seemed fitting.
What do you like most about working in engineering?
I’m always learning. It’s an industry where there is so much involved that you can never know it all! So, I try to continue to challenge myself and continue to learn and grow with the profession.
What types of challenges do you tend to encounter in your current role and how do you solve them?
A: Everyday is different and always brings on new challenges. My role is very Customer focused, so whenever I’m solving a problem I make sure to put myself in the shoes of the Customer to make sure the solution works for both the Customer and Trane.
What sets Trane apart from other companies you’ve worked for?
Trane’s all I’ve known since Graduating University!
How do you contribute to the industry outside of work?
I am the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning) Interior BC Chapter Co-Lead.
Get to know me:
Grew up in: Saint John, New Brunswick
Calls home: Kelowna, BC
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Biking, Golf
Favorite pet: Our Dog, Paisley.
Favorite place to be when you’re not at work: Somewhere outdoors or in the mountains!
Super hero you would like to be: Spiderman
Least favorite chore: Laundry
Favorite band: Red Hot Chill Peppers
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Wayne Gretzky