Job title

Process Engineer

Who do you work for?

Dampier Salt Limited

What does your job involve?

Provide support to the site Process team’s focussing on quality and salt growth.

Why did you choose to work in this sector?

To develop technical skills in the salt growing industry.

What is the most rewarding part of your current job?

Achievements are highly recognised by my leader and management in the business.

What has been one of your recent achievements?

Building a Harvest Predicting model which predicts in ground stock levels over three years based on a given production targets.

What is the most challenging part of your current job?

No project is ever the same and I’m constantly learning new skills as I’m completing different projects for different leaders in the business.

What do you hope to do in the future?

Become a technical expert in the Salt industry providing support to production, process and marketing.

What are some of the other benefits of your job?

Frequent travel to site gets me out of the office and I’m always learning something new in everything I do.

What training did you have for this job?

Upper secondary school – In high school, I studied two maths units (calculus and geometry and trigonometry), Economics, English, and two science units (Chemistry and Physics). The names of the maths units have now changed.

After secondary school – I completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineer) degree at Curtin University.

What career advice would you give to school students interested in a similar career?

Get some work experience in a similar field as soon as possible, this will put you in a great position for your third and final year of uni (when you’re doing the design and research projects). Also, network with other professionals in the industry as this will help get you a job in the future.

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