Jamie – Plant Operator

What made you interested into getting into your field?

My dad has always been in this field, I became interested by seeing what he does.

What do you love about your field?

The environment and working with all types of CAT machinery.

What types of challenges have you faced as a woman and how have you overcome them?

Getting the chance to learn more machinery has been a fun challenge! I’ve overcome barriers by being persistent and not taking no for an answer.

Is there any advice you would give to women entering the field?

Keep your head high and, don’t let things get to you. You must have tough skin in this field but in saying that, you also have a lot of people that support you and help you grow.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I’m the first female operator hired by my company. The company is absolutely amazing, and I feel like it’s a big family!

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