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Dylan Wood Celebrates 10 Years Service

Dylan Wood Celebrates 10 Years Service

We feel grateful when our employees give a decade or more of their lives to Macmahon, and luckily, we have many employees who have worked 10+ years at the company.

This week, we celebrate our Machine Operator, Dylan Wood! He’s celebrating 10 years – and we couldn’t be prouder!

Over 10 years, Dylan has worked as a Machine Operator, Leading Hand and Supervisor, and one of the ground crew in drill & blast. These roles have given him invaluable insight into site operations and have led to new opportunities.

Dylan currently works at Peak Downs in Queensland undertaking civil works. This involves work on dams, creek diversion, drainage & cleaning out drains, pump work, dragline cables, light vehicle road maintenance, topsoil stripping and vegetation rehabilitation.

What makes someone stay at a company for 10 years? Dylan enjoys the variety that Macmahon has offered him throughout his career.

“The roles have given me an overview of different types of work and challenges,” says Dylan. “I enjoyed the Dozer Push Rehab job because the crew was great, and I was proud of the final product.”

The people are also the main reason he’s stuck around. He particularly loves working at Peak Downs, where he is currently.

“I like Peak Downs because of the people I have met and the crews I have been able to work with,” he says.

As a Machine Operator, one of the challenges is keeping up with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The SOP keeps our teams efficient, maintains quality and complies with industry standards. Dylan is diligent in maintaining SOP, but it’s a constant learning process to stay informed.

Aside from the people and the variety of his role, Dylan likes that he works a DIDO 7/7 roster. He travels from Walkerston in Queensland to get to site, which only takes approximately two hours – no time at all for an on-site role!

The DIDO swing provides the perfect work-life balance for his family of four. Dylan doesn’t have to be away from his wife, daughter and son for too long, and when he’s back, he can dedicate the whole week to spending time with them.

Congratulations on 10 years, Dylan! It’s been a pleasure working with you!