It’s never too late for a change.
Four years ago, Jessica was operating forklifts in Perth. An interest in machinery and a desire for change led Jessica to apply for a trainee dump truck operator role with MACA, and she soon found herself on site at Mount Magnet.
“Within six months on site, the crew noticed my drive for safety and put my name forward as their Safety Representative,” said Jessica.
From then on, Jessica’s career rapidly progressed.
“I moved to Ravensthorpe to become a crew trainer and upskilled to the graders. A few months later I put my interest forward for a supervisor role.”
Not one to shy away from learning something new, Jessica’s drive, commitment to safety, and enthusiasm for helping others, were soon noticed by management.
“I was fortunate to be mentored by my superintendent, he taught me a lot. I became a Leading Hand before stepping into my current role as Mining Supervisor.
“Taking pride in my role is a big thing for me. Knowing I was part of improvements to site and achieving production targets is rewarding. But the most rewarding part of my role is knowing I have given my all during my swing, and everyone has gone home safely,” she said.
She’s not stopping there. Jessica plans on starting her studies to open more doorways and hopes to be a Project Manager one day.
“Sometimes it takes change to help you grow. One thing I have really appreciated with MACA is the experience you get and the opportunity to explore different areas and careers within the company.
“I’ve seen operators change to drill and blast crew, and site admins study to become engineers. Never give up on finding what suits you.
“Throughout my four years with MACA, I have seen the company grow in such a way that when I think of the future of the industry, I can’t put my finger on it. All I know is it’s growing, and I want to be a part of it,” she said.
When she’s not at work, you can find Jessica on the road exploring new places.
“My wife and I have always loved the outdoors. Any chance we get we are ready for long drives to places we haven’t seen before, fishing rods in hand and dogs by our side,” said Jessica.
Interested in a career like Jessica’s? Visit maca.net.au/careers for more information.