Scope for the future
Graduate systems engineer, SAGE Automation
WORK in the manufacturing industry is giving Sam Hart the best opportunity to become a well-rounded engineer.
Hart is three months into a graduate program with advanced manufacturer SAGE Automation, which is headquartered in Adelaide with offices across Australia. Hart enjoys the diversity of work and benefits the large company offers his career.
‘‘ It means I can experience the many facets of design, manufacture and engineering of both very large and small-scale projects,’’ he says.
He and apprentice electrician Sam Benger, 21, (pictured on cover), who has worked at SAGE since 2010, believe the company has a bright future.
‘‘ I like that I am able to work in a field that I am interested in and one that offers a broad range of experiences,’’ Benger says.
SAGE Automation designs, builds and provides ongoing support for control systems and automated equipment in the defence, resources and utilities sectors as well as in food and beverage, automotive, whitegoods and heavy-industry manufacturing.
Chief executive Adrian Fahey says the company was founded in the manufacturing sector.
‘‘ There is still a significant amount happening within the manufacturing sector in this country, with a definite focus on improving efficiencies to remain competitive,’’ he says.