Whitsunday local Lachlan Mee has seen his career grow and flourish through opportunities at Abbot Point Operations.
Originally from nearby Proserpine, Lachlan moved to Bowen in 2011 and commenced work at APO in early 2015. He completed an Electrical Apprenticeship in 2019 and subsequently took on a role as an Optimisation Analyst. This role was focussed on business improvement through engineering assessments, data analysis and capacity assessment.
To extend and broaden his experience, Lachlan next sought a role in the supply chain and logistics area of the port and secured a role as Logistics Planner.
“I’ve worked hard to build my career with the support of the team at Abbot Point Operations,” Lachlan explained.
“As one of the Logistics Planners at the terminal, I am part of the team responsible for coordinating and planning the supply chain for coal products from pit to port and then on to vessels for export.
“Working at APO, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as part of a business that values the health and safety of its people and the surrounding environment.
“This experience, all while living and working in the beautiful Whitsundays, makes me very fortunate.
“Our mission at APO is to ‘Grow Local’ and my career is a great example of the opportunities for local people to grow with a local company. From the early days of my apprenticeship to my current role, I’m focussed on helping APO continue to ‘Grow Local’.
“I think successful businesses must understand their ‘fit’ within the environment and community in which they operate. APO does this and acknowledges their corporate responsibility to support the local community and economy.”
Lachlan is proud of the commitment APO makes to supporting the community through business decisions to buy local, supporting local businesses and employing local people; as active corporate citizens working to maintain ‘social licence’ to operate; and by caring for people, the natural environment and cultural heritage.