Jason's family were one of the first Aboriginal families to settle in Coppabella, based in central Queensland working in the Coppabella Track Gang.
He began his railway career straight after finishing school, working as a track labourer, rail greaser, porter, shunter and freight driver before taking up his current position of Coal Train Driver.
Jason works at different times around Aurizon's 24 hour operation, where his major role is to ensure the train gets to the mine, loads and arrives safely at the port for unloading.
He loves the fact his job doesn't restrict him to an office. Being a train driver doesn't mean monotony to Jason, it gives him a diverse role as no two days are the same and you're always working with different people.
Jason enjoys working at Aurizon because the Company has given him the opportunities to live in several locations across Queensland and has brought lifelong friendships.
He enjoys being part of something bigger. Being part of a company which is an integral link in a supply chain that helps to drive the Australian economy.
Jason recently wore this painted Aurizon helmet in recognition of his culture for the Company's NAIDOC week celebrations.
During NAIDOC week, Jason said "NAIDOC week is a very important time to bring the Indigenous community and the non- Indigenous community together. Not only is it a period for the Indigenous community to celebrate our cultures, I believe it's also about 'Closing the Gap' by aiding the non- indigenous community to understand the background and some of the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."
In his spare time, you will find Jason fishing, playing golf, camping and spending time with his family and friends.