Meet Nick Jarred, an exceptional member of our team and the Maintenance Manager at our affiliate company, Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (CCPI) Beatrice, NE Plant. Nick’s dedication to his role and the company has brought a significant positive impact to our operations.
Nick joined CCPI in 2021, and in just three years, he has become an instrumental part of the team. As Maintenance Manager, Nick’s daily responsibilities include ensuring all equipment is operational and ready for use, managing spare parts inventory, collaborating with local vendors for projects, and supporting the Plant Manager with cost-saving initiatives.
Before joining CCPI, Nick was a Maintenance Manager at a groundbreaking alternative energy plant. Although the plant showcased an impressive product, funding challenges led to its closure after three years. Following this experience, Nick’s expertise brought him to CCPI, where he has thrived and made significant strides in enhancing the culture.
One of Nick’s most notable accomplishments at CCPI is shifting the maintenance team’s approach from reactive to proactive. Through his leadership, the team focuses on root-cause failure analysis, which has resulted in improved overall equipment efficiency and reduced repetitive failures. This shift has boosted efficiency and positioned CCPI’s Beatrice Plant as a reliable swing plant capable of supporting other locations as needed.
Beyond his professional achievements, Nick’s remarkable dedication to safety deserves recognition. Safety is a top priority for CCPI, and Nick’s focus on proactive safety measures has ensured the well-being of the maintenance team and improved overall operational safety.
Nick is not only a dedicated professional but also a compassionate colleague. During challenging times, such as the COVID crisis, Nick’s supportive nature and open-door policy have made a tremendous difference for his teammates. He considers the CCPI team a family, and this camaraderie has fostered a work environment prioritizing collaboration and mutual support.
Nick enjoys fishing and spending quality time with his family outside of work. He finds solace at Table Rock Lake in Southern Missouri, a place he describes as his favorite in the world. He relishes the clear, deep waters there and envisions retiring to a lake house someday.
In closing, Nick Jarred’s journey at CCPI exemplifies the spirit of collaboration and dedication that defines our company. His unwavering commitment to safety and proactive approach to maintenance has been instrumental in our success. We are fortunate to have Nick as part of our team, and we look forward to his continued contributions to shaping CCPI’s bright future.