14 Feb 2013 Team profiles: Robert Emberley
What’s your name and job function?
Rob Emberley – Carpenter
Can you talk about your building trade background?
I attended the NSCC for carpentry from 2009 to 2011. I worked framing new homes during the summers of 2010 and 2011. I was put into contact with MRB through a friend that I attended NSCC with, and I have learned more in my time with MRB than I learned in all my previous experiences.
What’s the most satisfying part of your job?
I would have to say the joy of creating is probably the most satisfying part of my job. Seeing an empty lot or an older house transformed into a beautiful home, and seeing every step along the transformation is very satisfying to me.
I would have to say my favourite tool would be my speed square -mostly because of the many uses that extend beyond a simple straight edge. The speed square can be used to find angles, as a lay out tool for wall framing, and as a guide for skill saw cuts.
When I’m not working, I enjoy playing music and playing hockey.