Having more opportunities
NAOMI Purcell might have only been back in the Goondicum Resources office for a couple of months, but she is no stranger to the industry.
She has worked in administration at the Curragh Mine at Blackwater and the Mt Leyshon Gold Mine outside of Charters Towers, and worked at the Monto operation for eight months in 2012.
“There’s much more opportunity for me to make a difference at this mine compared to the others I’ve worked at,” she said.
“It’s a small operation here and a close-knit group, so you get to know people better and learn how you can be most effective.”
Mrs Purcell was the administration superintendent and oversaw things like communications, logging contractor hours and keeping stores stocked.
“I also work in HR and recruitment and we really don’t receive many women applicants,” Mrs Purcell said. “But I would encourage more women to try out the industry.
“I really enjoy it, otherwise I wouldn’t have come back.”
GOOD JOB: Naomi Purcell saidworking at a smaller mine site had a lot of benefits.