Supervisor Production, Mt Morgans
Justin Dickenson joined Macmahon as a Shotfirer back in December 2009 at the Tropicana Gold Mine and more recently at Dacian Gold’s Mt Morgans site near Laverton in WA. Justin has held numerous roles over his 12 years with Macmahon including Shotfirer, Driller, Leading Hand Driller, D&B Supervisor, D&B Trainer, RTO Training Advisor and Production Supervisor. As a result of this hands on experience, Justin has now developed a distinctive supervision style when managing people in his team. “I’m not a micro manager. I believe in people knowing their job and wanting to work, then giving them the information they need to make the correct decisions during the course of the day.”
Now as a Supervisor, Justin’s greatest accomplishment comes from the sense of achievement he feels when helping people learn new skills and advance their careers. “It is a great sense of achievement helping people advance their careers. Especially now as a Supervisor with my training background. Being able to build a team, and advance people who show potential and are keen to progress, makes my day,” he said.
As a seasoned Training mining professional, Justin has undertaken numerous training courses and achieved multiple qualifications, so much so, there is too many to mention. Most important to Justin, is his recent achievement of the Cert IV Training and Education qualification, together with his Senior First Aid Training qualification.
Justin attributes both his leadership training and learning onsite from his first mentor, Manager Sean Judd, in helping develop his career. “The Effective Supervision Course was a big help in being able to have difficult conversations with employees.
“I’ve been really fortunate to have a fantastic manager and mentor in Sean Judd, who, over a two year period at Tropicana helped develop my training career by teaching me a lot about building a team and controlling a work environment. “The key thing I have learnt from this knowledge and hands on work experience, is that I’m capable of more than I know. As a result, the best thing about working with Macmahon has been my career progression to date,” Justin said.
Outside of work, Justin enjoys all things sports with a particular interest in cricket and AFL. “I encourage sports onsite and also play cricket offsite with a few of the Macmahon guys with Roleystone/Karragullen Cricket Club, playing every break through the cricket season.
“West Coast Eagles are my favourite team, and I enjoy heading to Optus Stadium to watch them play whenever I get the chance.”
When not playing cricket or watching his beloved Eagles, Justin loves spending quality time with his wife and two children aged 18 years and 14 years at their home in Perth.