My time at IXOM has been an absolute rollercoaster of experiences and opportunities. My time started off in a small NZ town and now I’m part of the team in the bustling city of Sydney.
I started off as a Graduate Engineer at the Botany Chloralkali Plant, optimising certain processes on the plant and coming up with ideas on how to improve it. I was also involved with commissioning the Repackaging Facility on-site. If you ever get the chance to commission a plant, take it!
Now I am one of the Process Technicians that ensures the plant is always operating as effectively as possible. The change to working a shift roster has been a blessing in disguise. I was put into a position that pushed me to learn on the job at an accelerated rate, but it has been one of the most fun and fulfilling times of my career here.
My one piece of advice is to take on any opportunities that come your way, even if they don’t sound attractive at the time - just do it! This has paid off really well for me while at IXOM. Also just relax, as everyone on-site has the same goal.