Trade - Mechanic/Diesel Fitter
Amy is an Expedition Mechanic/Diesel Fitter, currently based at Australia’s Davis research station in Antarctica. Excelling in her trade, she is currently the only female mechanic in the Australian Antarctic Program.
It took years of determination and persistence to acquire the skills required to win this position - it was no easy feat. Working across 3 continents, in industries such as earthmoving/construction, material handling and mining, she has been responsible for fixing everything from chainsaws to 600 tonne excavators and everything in between.
Amy worked as a field service technician, which would mean taking on jobs on her own. This drove her determination to excel, and to prove she could do it just as well (if not better) than the guys, and that she did! No job was too big a challenge. With over ten years in the trade, and only having once worked briefly alongside another female tradesperson, Amy is determined to be a role model and encourage other women to follow in her footsteps.