Mining Maintenance Field Supervisor
Last Updated: 31st August 2018 (over 4 years ago)
During this time, in 1982, Blackwood Hodge had supplied the initial fleet of Terex 3309 dump trucks to Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu, where we had also been awarded the maintenance contract for all the Heavy Mining Equipment. This was to be the first mine of many which I have been employed.
Since then, I have found it both exciting and intriguing utilising my trade, and experiencing first hand, many mining operations and sectors. This coupled with a love of traveling and wanting to further my experience, I have been employed, as both a Diesel Fitter and Supervisor working both directly and indirectly within a variety of mining sectors and related mining machines such as: OEM dealership; Cummins Diesel in Qld and the NT; Hastings Deering, the Caterpillar dealer in Qld; The gold mines of Western Australia and the NT; and the coal mines around the Bowen Basin both here in Qld and in NSW.
In the early 90’s Roche Bros were awarded the civil contract to lay the foundation for a new airport, known as Chep Lap Kok in Hong Kong. I was fortunate enough to also work on this project assembling and maintaining the fleet of Heavy Earthmoving Machines as a Diesel Fitter and as a Technical Advisor to the local Philippine and Chinese nationals.
I own my home here in Mackay and have done for 24 years, financially secure and also recently just sold our business which was a small coffee shop here in the northern side of Mackay.
I also honestly believe that a zero injury can be achieved on a mine site and in the last 6 years as a Field Maintenance Supervisor, I can proudly say, I have had no lost time injuries on any of my crews.