Position: Maintenance technician.
Duties: Acting as an all-purpose handymanbuilding
shelves, constructing cabinets, renovatinging bathrooms, replacing
floors, changing light bulbs, moving furniture, and completing
other special projects. "My main function is to keep the labs
up and running and the scientists happy."
Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, "Although I got in at
6:30 AM today. If we are working in a lab, whenever possible
we try to finish up before the lab work starts."
Favorite Part of Job: "Your hard work is appreciated
Came to TSRI: In 1999, after long-time friend Ward
Coppersmith, director of TSRI's Instrumentation Lab, kept
recommending TSRI as a place to work.
Extracurricular Activities: Playing in the TSRI softball
league (short stop, second base, third base) on a team with
others from Engineeringand his wife, Candi, and eldest
son, Joshua. "My youngest son, Jeremy, will be old enough
to start playing with us soon." Jones also plays in three
other San Diego softball leagues: the media league; the Serra
Mesa league; and the Adams Avenue Recreation Center league.
"Softball is a good outlet for my competitiveness."
Jones also enjoys fishing, and fondly recalls catching a
bass eight pounds plus in every lake in San Diego.
"Your hard work is appreciated here,"
says Leonard Jones of work at TSRI. Photo
by Kevin Fung.