I have always enjoyed big machinery and getting my hands dirty. While I was at university completing a double bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering I worked part-time at a mining truck supplier.
When an opportunity came along to join Aurizon as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, I jumped at the chance. In 2013, I began the Aurizon Graduate Development Program – a 24 month rotational program which has seen me working in various parts of the business across Australia.
On the graduate program, I was given so many opportunities to learn new skills and push the boundaries of my engineering knowledge. From working on the specifications of new fleet, to commissioning track machines and developing wheel wear limit strategies, I took on plenty of challenging roles.
After finishing the graduate program last year, I began working as a Train Design Engineer in our Operations team. A typical day for me involves anything from running simulations of train performance to brainstorming with my team and implementing upcoming productivity initiatives that will directly impact Aurizon's bottom line.
I love that every day is a whole new challenge and will require a different solution. The fast pace of my role is constantly challenging and the diverse range of people I work with help me to achieve my goals.
Working at Aurizon to me is more than just a job, it's a journey.