A love of the work and ability to see his young family grow-up has kept Mark Talbot at UGL's Townsville workshop for 18 years.
Mark started his career at UGL as a Mechanical Fitter, including refurbishing Gaddicks acid wagons and working night shifts.
A desire to be home at dinner to spend time with his children, prompted Mark to become a Production Planner.
“My trade skills, and what I know about what we do, puts me in a good place for the programming and scheduling I do,” says Mark.
“The work is challenging. It’s not boring. It's been a good place to work. The leadership team has always been accommodating. And it’s in town, it’s convenient. When I wasn’t working night shift, I was home every day, so you get to see the family grow up.”
Career development and the ability to move within the company has been a major drawcard for Mark.
“The company recognises talent, rewards talent. Where they see people that have the capacity and have the interest, they certainly support you in that,” says Mark.
“When I was a Leading Hand I had plenty of support of supervisors and production managers in the way of guidance - what we needed, what was expected, how to do things. As I progressed and moved into being a production planner, there was the same sort of thing, close working with the production supervisors, with the managers so I could learn what was required, the way UGL wants it done.”