Chances are that you’ve been to the EPCC Administrative Service Center’s “A” building, but have you welcomed our new campus technician?
Richard Talavera is the newly added member to EPCC’s maintenance staff and has an extensive background which makes him a perfect-fit for the job. Talavera spent the previous 14 years with the El Paso Housing Authority.
“We did everything, anything to do with maintenance, from tearing down walls to replacing doors, a lot of doors,” Talavera said.
Richard Talavera is the new El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center's building 'A' technician. Talavera previously worked with the El Paso Housing Authority.
Talavera applied for the job after receiving an early retirement.
“It took me a while to get here,” he said in reference to the lengthy application process. “But it was worthwhile.
“It gave me a chance to do some of my ‘Honeydos,’” he laughed, jokingly referring to tasks done for his wife.
Talavera said he feels exhilarated waking up for work every morning. He organizes his workload the night before, while he was laying in bed, prioritizing and ensuring that he doesn’t hinder anyone else from completing their goals.
“It makes me feel youthful,” he said.
The workload and the environment are both more relaxed, Talavera said, but there is still plenty of work.
“I still help other people with heavy lifting or whatever they need,” he said.
Although he is alone in the building, maintenance wise, Talavera said he feels very much connected to the other members thanks to good communication.