In March 2013 I was placed in charge of the engineering department at Freo Group Pty Ltd, I worked in this role until March 2015 when I moved to Canberra to complete a masters degree in mathematics. In addition to still performing the duties of a Cranes & Lifting Engineer my new duties included:
Prioritising work within the engineering department.
Approving all expenditures on rigging equipment and crane support.
Ensuring the engineering department meets performance targets.
Selecting, interviewing, and hiring engineers for the engineering department.
Developing the knowledge and skills of engineers within the engineering department.
Providing technical expertise for capital expenditure planning.
Driving continuous improvement within the engineering department, including transition from 2D to 3D drawings.
Visited sister company (Sterling Crane) in Canada to compare systems and trade engineering expertise.
Cranes & Lifting Engineer
From February 2011 to February 2013 I was a cranes & lifting engineer at Freo Group Pty Ltd. My main responsibility was the development of basic to comprehensive lift studies with AutoCAD for cranes up to 750 tonne. Other duties included:
Attending client meetings for tender, scoping, planning, safety and mobilization discussions.
Providing technical support to HSEQ department for incident investigations.
Designing and implementing internal technical and operational documentation and procedures.
Developing lift solutions for cranes up to 1600 tonne for tendering.
Developing transport studies for floats, platform and SPMT’s.
Developing transport plans for mobilizations of crawlers and large hydraulic cranes.
Developing recovery plans for damaged/stranded heavy equipment.
Preparing and advising installation methods to meet the highest operational and safety standards.
Ascertaining and providing general technical support for crane issues.
Spent 4 months seconded to United Group Limited at Jimblebar mine site on a 3 - 1 FIFO roster during which an independent audit found quality of lift studies to be world class.
Postal Delivery Officer
From 2007 to 2010 I worked part-time as a postal delivery officer for Australia Post while completing my Bachelor of Engineering.