New staff members for the maintenance team - Darren and Owen

New staff members for the maintenance team - Darren and Owen

We have recently welcomed two new employees to the Johnsons maintenance team. Darren Smith joins us as Assistant Maintenance Manager, and Owen Chappell joins us as a Maintenance Assistant. See what they had to say about their new roles below.

Darren Smith

1.How did you celebrate getting your new role?

I went out and had a beer with some friends.

2. Where did you previously work, and how will it compare to your new role?

I worked on gas as a civil engineer, i was also previously a mechanic.

3. Tell us about your role at JOW; what does it involve

I am Assistant manager to John price, my role involves fixing anything that breaks, servicing vehicles, and maintaining sites, including buildings, structures, roads, car parks, drainage, production beds and windbreaks.

4. What are looking forward to most about your new role?

I look forward to new challenges every day, as no day is the same.

5. What do you think the challenges will be?

Learning my way around all of the different sites, as they are pretty big.

6. Tell us something you have learnt since joining the team:

I have learnt many things, but I'd probably say learning about irrigation with Wayne as its not something I've been involved with before.

7. What do you like to get up to outside of work?

I enjoy watching and playing sports and spending time with my family.

8. Favourite football team?


9. Have any hobbies?

Football and golf.

10. Favourite cuisine?

Has to be Italian


Owen Chappell

1.Your role at Johnsons:

Maintenance Assistant

2. What will your role involve?

It will involve assisting the maintenance team and fixing everything that I can.

3. Where did you previously work?

I worked in retail.

4. What has been your favourite day at JOW since starting?

Incinerator duty

5. What would we find you doing on a weekend?


6. What's one item you couldnt live without?


7. Favourite holiday destination?


8. Favourite TV series?

How I met your mother

9. Your go-to takeaway?



Posted 11th Oct 11:33am