Naomi flying high as apprentice named best in the nation
11 Dec 2018
Apprentice electrician Naomi Bourke is finishing 2018 on a high after being a named National Apprentice of the Year by Master Electricians Australia.
As an LPG Tanker Operator for Origin in Brisbane, Gareth Jacobs literally delivers good energy to our customers.
Every morning, he fills his single-axle Volvo truck with up to 10,500 litres of LPG and hauls it throughout Brisbane and as far south as Coolangatta.
He started with Origin almost nine years ago, working as a terminal operator on the dock at Riverside.
“I’d known someone who worked for Origin before I joined and they told me about the company values and how well you are treated; you’re not just a number,” said Gareth. “The job offers good security and they really look after us. Plus, I get to interact with customers, see new places and faces, and I’ve even made lifelong friends through this job.”
Gareth’s day starts at 6am at Origin’s terminal on Bulwer Island, Brisbane, before he heads out in his truck to deliver gas to a multitude of commercial sites, from takeaway food outlets to metal fabricators.
The gas is pumped from the tanker into onsite cylinders, that hold anything from 360 litres to 3,000 litres.
“They look similar to the LPG tanks some might have at home, only with a lot more girth and height,” Gareth said.
“When I think about what good energy means, I think about the customers. It’s good to see a smile on a customer’s face, knowing that you’ve done a good job and that they’re happy with your service,” said Gareth.