Lusty for a job in the truck biz

Grad­u­ate engi­neer scores new job fresh off the floor of the Bris­bane truck show

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FROM A MA­JOR in aerospace engi­neer­ing to the work­shop floor of a ma­jor trailer man­u­fac­turer, new Gra­ham Lusty Trail­ers re­cruit Ed­ward Green­way loves the change of scenery.

A visit to the Bris­bane Truck Show was all it took for the re­cent grad­u­ate to score a job with GLT.

In­volved in the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try from a young age thanks to the in­flu­ence of his fa­ther, Ed­ward said he had al­ways had an in­ter­est in the in­dus­try.

“Dad was driv­ing semis and B-Dou­bles around the coun­try and I would go along with him and have a great time on hol­i­days, and wish that I was there with him when I was back at school.

De­spite his taste for diesel Ed­ward didn’t quite dip his toe into the in­dus­try (un­til af­ter he com­pleted his engi­neer­ing de­gree) on a visit to the Bris­bane truck show.

“We used to go when it was on every sec­ond year, and I en­joyed jump­ing in as many things as pos­si­ble and talk­ing to as many peo­ple as I could,” he said.

“It just so hap­pens that af­ter vis­ited the GLT stand at the truck show this year, and men­tioned that I re­cently grad­u­ated.

“James the man­ag­ing direc­tor’s ears pricked and it all fell into place.

“It was fan­tas­tic, they’re a great team and they were will­ing to give me a go,” Ed­ward said.

“I have found we are start­ing to pur­sue some novel and in­no­va­tive ideas and are able to sim­u­late them in our draft­ing soft­ware and con­tinue to make sure our trail­ers are push­ing the fore­front and bound­aries of what cus­tomers can ex­pect to achieve,” he said.

Now tack­ling some in­ter­est­ing and unique prob­lems, Ed­ward says not many of his peers were aware of the op­por­tu­ni­ties for engi­neers in the in­dus­try.

“Some­times you are not aware of how dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries value dif­fer­ent peo­ple with dif­fer­ent skills.

“If the in­dus­try was able to com­mu­ni­cate the way th­ese peo­ple are val­ued there would be much more in­ter­est and flows of tal­ent into the sec­tor.”

PART OF THE TEAM: New GLT engi­neer Ed­ward Green­way loves work­ing in the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try.

PHOTO: KIRSTIN PAYNE

WORK­ING HARD: It is all go at the Gra­ham Lusty Trailer work­shop.

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