Staff Spotlight – Matt Lane
Spotlight on Matt Lane
Team Member since July 11, 2016
Latest Achievement: Class III Water Operator License
Matt Lane grew up in Brunswick, attended Glynn Academy and pursued a biology degree with a concentration in coastal ecology from the College of Coastal Georgia before changing course and spending eight years in law enforcement. “Life came at me pretty fast after college and I started to feel a strong desire to give back to my local community instead of moving out of town to pursue a career in forestry,” Matt said. Following the path from the City of Brunswick Police Department to serving as a Campus Police Officer at the College, Matt encountered a great fit at the BGJWSC after applying with us at the encouragement of his wife, Baylie, who helps serve the organization’s human resources needs.
We’re proud to announce that within six months of employment with the BGJWSC, Matt has successfully attained the Class III Water Operators License. Following a 40 hour class taught at the Georgia Rural Water Association in Waycross, GA, he prepared for the licensing exam by performing duties such as testing the quality of the water produced at our well sites, responding to odor and taste concerns across the community, plus monitoring mineral and bacteria levels in an effort to ensure the safety of our primary product: clean drinking water.
Matt is supported by a team of operators that will assist him in his immediate goal of attaining the Class II, Class I and Lab Analyst licenses. His supervisor, Water Production Superintendent Billy Simmons, has enjoyed getting to know Matt and share his experiences with him. According to Billy, “Matt has caught on quickly to the details and demands of a sensitive job, thanks in no small part to his academic studies. We look forward to many years of service with Matt and are grateful to have him aboard.”
Though the BGJWSC is not the largest employer in Glynn County, we strive to be the best. With a staff of just under 150, 39 have served with us for more than 10 years, with 10 of those having worked here for 20 years or more. Our desire is for staff members like Matt Lane to continue receiving training and experience that allows them to make BGJWSC their career home.