ERIN DEVENISH

ASSISTANT TRAIN DRIVER

LOGISTICS

AN ADVENTURE ON THE RAILS

“Qube wants you to progress your career, they want to up-skill you, so that you can be the best person within the company."

What is your role at Qube?

I am Assistant Train Driver at Maryborough depot. Generally, my shift involves receiving all relevant information.  Depending on where the train is situated, myself and another driver will relieve the crew, then we take the train to its next destination and load up. At present, I am training to become a Train Driver.  This involves learning how to manoeuvre an engine, how to drive an engine with wagons attached and learning the different types of locomotives, all while managing any issues along the journey.

What is the best thing about working at Qube?

The best thing about Qube is the diversity in respect to the people that I work with. We work in small groups, we form great bonds and we work with an awesome bunch of people. The work itself is always changing. Even though I’m mainly on the grain trains, the actual work alters daily and we continuously need to think outside the square.

What would you say to someone considering working at Qube?

Qube is an awesome company to work for. The actual training that Qube offers to a trainee is very thorough. Qube also provides you with numerous opportunities to progress your career and gives you a variety of experiences that will help you become a better Train Driver.

What do you love most about your job?

There is no one thing, as I love the whole job itself. I like the fact the job always has new challenges and I get to see Australia and its beautiful landscapes while doing the job I love. You can’t beat sitting in the driver’s seat and you’re pushing over 3000 tonne, it’s exhilarating. It feels good to know we are helping Australian farmers and keeping the Australian economy moving.

“Qube wants you to progress your career, they want to up-skill you, so that you can be the best person within the company."