Employee Spotlight Zach McKenzie

Employee Spotlight Zach McKenzie

At Kingdom Productions, we design, create and install world-class themed environments, themed dimensional signage and exhibits from concept to completion. We’ve dedicated ourselves to the compassionate investment through the outlay of resources to care for the poor, the widow, the orphans and Christian ministries local or foreign. Our company culture is fueled by the energy of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a workplace that is fun, engaging, and inspiring. Today our Employee Spotlight features, Zach McKenzie who has worked as an CNC Machinist and Programmer at Kingdom Productions for 2 and a half years. Read more about Zach and what he does for Kingdom Productions!

I love being in a creative environment. Every day is something new. -Zach McKenzie
What is your day-to-day like at Kingdom Productions? 
I mainly operate our CNC machinery, cutting out varies materials for each project. The majority of my day consists of setting up router files for the CNC to cut out and machine maintenance. 
What do you like most about your job? 
I love being in a creative environment. Every day is something new. One day I might be cutting out a cabinet and the next I could be creating files for a giraffe. The whole process is fascinating! 
What drew you to Kingdom Productions originally? How has Kingdom Productions changed since you joined?
A friend of mine who already worked for Kingdom Productions first introduced me to the company. When KP was collaborating with Coney Island Amusement Park to expand its Sunlite Water Adventure, they needed more hands for the job. I started working part-time for a year, then I was later hired as a full-time employee. We have grown exponentially in employees and shop equipment. 
What did you want to do growing up?
I wanted to be a farmer. I enjoy working with machinery and I love being outside, it appeared to be the perfect fit. 
What do you find challenging about your job?
Keeping everyone supplied with materials for their projects. Both scenic and fabrication are supplied with parts from the CNC router, it can be challenging to keep up with both departments. 
What has been your favorite project at Kingdom Productions? 
I have been fortunate enough to work on a ton of amazing projects. My favorite overall has to be the 8 foot long giraffe head for the Dallas Zoo Gift Shop. The giraffe is the largest 3D file we have cut out on the router, it took hours of machining. Watching it take shape on the table was amazing!