Chad’s entire life has revolved around either the maintenance or operation of mechanical equipment. After growing up in a family transport operation he completed an apprenticeship as a diesel mechanic with the local Caterpillar dealer, Cavpower specialising in field service repairs of earthmoving, transport, power generation and marine equipment. He undertook further training in marine and deployed overseas for a period working as an engineer on luxury yachts.
Upon returning to Australia, Chad undertook roles as a mechanic on oil rigs along with driving roadtrains and transporting oversize equipment across various parts of remote Australia. The FIFO oil and gas lifestyle allowed him to complete a commercial helicopter pilot’s licence and fly professionally. Chad’s more recent position, saw him return to Cavpower tasked with the management of their infield oil and gas operation, focused on the provision of servicing and repairs to gas compression, industrial and power generation engines, transport and earthmoving equipment. This varied career to date has given Chad the depth of knowledge across a broad industry base required to support both Mechintel customers and inspectors alike.