Graduate Mining Engineer, Dawson South (Queensland)
Since joining Macmahon’s graduate program, Janice Pandian has already made some strong impressions on the drill and blast team and is looking forward to continuing her efforts in operations.
Janice is an aspiring project manager who knows that it takes a strong understanding of risk management processes and self-management skills to reach her goal of managing one of Macmahon’s projects in the future.
Going from 9 months of operating a CAT 793F haul truck at WA’s Tropicana Gold Mine, Janice is currently gaining plenty of practical experience with the blast crew team and is excited to take in all she can.
After finishing her studies in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy, Janice was keen to enter the resources industry and eagerly researched any companies she felt she would be a good fit for. Janice was impressed by Macmahon’s recent financial performance and substantial order book in existing contracts which gave her confidence in the company’s future outlook.
Having set her sights on Macmahon, Janice was excited to join the company’s graduate development program, learning that she would gain plenty of experience across the company’s wide range of operations and business improvement initiatives through the three-year course.
Two years later, Janice has thrived in her role, with her hands-on experience giving her significant insight into the problems faced and solved by operators in production.
“Macmahon focuses on retaining their graduates and this has been demonstrated in the training opportunities I have been afforded thus far. There are countless opportunities for me to add value and improve how I contribute to the business,” Janice said.
From refining her communication and problem-solving skills to understanding the importance of forward planning and error elimination, Janice’s project management training has helped her effectively work through the different project stages.
Janice has recently joined the new open pit Dawson South Mine in Queensland for global mining client Anglo American. She is excited to continue to grow and evolve through Macmahon’s graduate program.
With so much passion for the industry and a strong drive to succeed, Janice is well and truly on track to succeed at Macmahon.