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Work experience

Asset Maintenance Operator

BGC Contracting Pty Ltd

Prior to the above I worked for BGC  Industries for approx.  18 months operating  Kenworth T350's [in both six-wheel back-tipper & HiAb-Service Truck configurations] on their Pilbara/Kimberley WA Main Roads Maintenance Contract, working out of Broome in the Kimberley. This was a multi-faceted role which could involve projects as varied as rebuilding legacy culverts in a remote region of the Gibb River Road using river stone & jerry-mortar one day;  to repairing vandalized cattle grids at Sandfire Road House the next. However the bulk of work on a daily basis [12 hour day] would usually involve Highway Patrols & include the following:
  • attend accidents & emergencies in order to clear & repair the road asap [usually using a compact skidsteer]  
  • routine repair & maintainence of road & signage & drainage damage eg. filling pot holes etc.  
  • timely removal & disposal of road kill  
  • maintaining road-side stops & facilities in good order & repair  
  • removing abandoned vehicles from the highway verge & disposal at a Council Tip  
  • hauling road-building materials from various quarries by six-wheel backtipper  
  • tree & foliage lopping & disposal  
  • routine clean-up of highway verge & collection of waste from roadside bins etc.
  • Jan 2011Present

    Water-Cart Operator

    Rio Tinto Alcan's Yarwun Refinery RMA-Expansion Project
    My most recent employment was as a full-time [12-hour dayshifts] Water-Cart Operator on Rio Tinto Alcan's Yarwun Refinery RMA-Expansion Project;  I held this position for around twelve months, operating Nissan Twin-Steer UD's, Hino Econo Diesel Tautliners & Ford Cargo Water-Carts on an '8 days on-4 days off' rotation. However, due to the constant rain in this region, there was too much downtime at reduced rates of pay to make this position viable.


    Most Recent Experience:

    • operating a range of water-cart configurations
    • operating HiAb Service Trucks
    • operating six-wheel backtippers
    • operating padfoot & flatdrum rollers
    • operating Manitou telehandlers
    Jan 2010Jan 2011

    Dump Truck Operator

    Bechtel-BMD Constructions Gladstone Services Corridor Project
    Prior to the above position, I operated water-carts & six-wheel backtippers on Bechtel-BMD Constructions Gladstone Services Corridor Project at Yarwun for around six months.

    [The Gladstone Services Corridor Project created a 25-kilometre pipeline and services corridor for the future industries of Gladstone & was primarily designed to link the Gladstone Port to greenfields industrial land in the Aldoga LNG Precinct.]


    Range of Operator Tickets



    Higher School Certificate

    Heavy Rigid Truck Licence

    TAFE Certified Taxi Driver [WA Country Endorsement]

    TAFE Certified Forklift Operator

    TAFE Certified Elevated Work Platform Operator

    TAFE Certified Front-End Loader Operator

    TAFE Certified Heavy Tractor Operator

    TAFE certified Excavator Operator

    TAFE Certificate in Information Technology

    PADI Certified DiveMaster 

    Hold current OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate

    Hold current St.Johns First Aid Certificate

    Certified Permaculture Designer