Jose M. Liranza has been working at the Moa Nickel Site since 1982, starting as an operator at the Hydrogen Plant, and then shifting roles in 1997 to become a union representative of the company’s Trade Union Bureau. Since 2011, Jose has served as Organization and Disclosure Specialist and Public Attention Officer.
As a Public Attention Officer, Jose is in charge of the reception, treatment and response to complaints and concerns from both workers and the general public related to the operations of the Moa Nickel Site. Jose is also responsible for informing the community of the activities carried out at the Moa Nickel Site and managing social media accounts. He operates the company’s internal TV messaging system and hosts external visitors.
Since 2011, Jose has also acted as the director, writer and editor of “El Níquel”, a weekly newsletter published at the Moa Nickel Site. El Níquel was created in 1979, and in 2011 it became a digital newsletter with over 100 editions to-date. This newsletter focuses on communicating the main activities happening at the company and in the municipality, and also includes birthday celebrations and other content of general interest such as poetry (mainly by authors from the nickel sector), graphic art (mainly by artists from the municipality), and cooking recipes, among other items.
Jose has been with Moa Nickel for 39 years, 26 of those with Sherritt. He has received a number of recognition diplomas for his work. Some of these awards recognized his contribution as a union leader for 15 years, his work in the mining sector for 25 years, and his outstanding career path.
Jose says he is honoured and proud of both his work history and his achievements at the company, and he is eager to continue doing his best to support Sherritt and the Moa Nickel Site.
“Liranza has a friendly persona that allows him to deal with difficult situations that are part of his responsibilities at the Moa Nickel Site. During Liranza’s 39 years with Moa Nickel, he has received multiple diplomas and certificates of recognition including the Jesus Menéndez Medal for more than 15 years as a union leader, the Rene Ramos Latour Distinction (Medal) for 25 years of work in the mining sector, and the Lazaro Peña Order (Medal) of III Degree for an outstanding work career. Moa Nickel is grateful for Liranza’s teamwork, dedication and good humour.”
–Lyle Bernard, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Moa Joint Venture