Calderon Bldg., 827 EDSA, South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines
Challenge accepted by Engr. Louie Jon Antuine
By Rina Cruz
When the former Engineering Supervisor left Multi-Line Building Systems, Inc., the post was offered to several engineers who have the potential to lead a team of Systems Design Engineers.
On April 1, 2023, Engr. Louie Jon Antuine, passed the evaluation of panelists (composed of Engr. Allan De Mesa, Engr. Remelia Firme, Engr. Dino Maghirang and Ms. Luz Gastilo) to become the next OIC Engineering Supervisor. He has been with the company for only more than a year now but he has gained an experience from his previous employers to qualify for this role.
Engr. Louie was a graduate of BS Electronics Engineering at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in April 2014. He passed the licensure exam last September 2014 and started practicing his profession in January 2015.
In his new role as OIC Engineering Supervisor, Engr. Louie will be leading a team of 6 SDE. He is under OIC status for 6 months before becoming a full-fledged supervisor.
He is expected to contribute to the growth of Engineering Department together with Engr. Allan De Mesa, the Engineering Manager and his immediate head; and Mr. Mark Angelo Llamado, the other Engineering Supervisor.
Way back in 2022 when he was applying for SDE, he mentioned in the initial interview that he always wanted to pursue a supervisory position to share his knowledge and skills to his fellow engineers. Luckily, MBI has given him the opportunity that he wanted for so long.
Here is a short interview with Engr. Louie regarding his new role.
Question No. 1: How did you prepare yourself for this position?
Answer: Prior to my application for the position, I have been aiming for perfect attendance this year. This is my way of preparing myself for bigger opportunities. And when it was time to step up and apply for the position, I started to review what I know so far and what I still need to learn. I also asked for my colleagues’ insights on the design and estimating of other systems. All of these were accompanied with prayers of guidance and wisdom.
Question No. 2: What are your struggles in your first weeks as the new OIC Engineering Supervisor?
Answer: For the first days as new OIC Engineering Supervisor, I must juggle between my existing asks as a former Systems Design Engineer and my new responsibilities. It could also be confusing to manage concerns from projects and bids assigned to previous supervisors. Despite this, I will keep moving forward with the guidance of our manager, Sir Allan De Mesa, and the support of our hardworking engineers.
Question No. 3: How can you help your team advance in their work?
Answer: I always believe that listening is one of the must have skills for a leader. As I guide my team in serving our clients with accurate, competitive, and timely bid submissions, I will be open to suggestions and comments for the improvement of our work process. In addition, our department is planning and working to expand our individual capabilities by familiarizing ourselves with every system we can offer.
On behalf of the whole Multi-Line group, Scriptum congratulates you, Louie!