Last week Daniel Hoogerwerf joined Schlam Payload Solutions as our new Technical Support Representative in the Hunter Valley.
Daniel has worked in the mining industry for about 16 years, and he says that it runs in the family.
“I always wanted to work in Mining. My father was an operations manager of an Engineering company that serviced local mines. He was a boilermaker by trade, and I followed in his footsteps,” said Daniel.
Daniel started in the industry at a repair and maintenance shop in the Hunter Valley. After receiving his trade certificate, he moved around several companies, mainly working in field service at many pits in the surrounding area. He later moved to Newcastle, where he spent 12 months working at Forgacs on the AWD project before being promoted to leading hand and then supervisor of the “Weld School” program.
After doing his time in Newcastle, he returned home to the Hunter Valley. He transitioned from a leading hand to supervisor between a few local companies, including one in control of all Mobile Plant Field Service Work across six sites.
Daniel is excited to be working for Schlam at numerous pits across the valley.
“I’m hoping my familiar face and already positive working relationship with clients will help the company name continue to grow,” said Daniel.
He enjoys playing sports, camping, and spending quality time with his partner and three daughters in his downtime.
Schlam has been supplying Hercules dump bodies to New South Wales for over ten years, covering 15 mines within the Hunter Valley and the surrounding area and working for clients such as Glencore, Thiess, Hitachi, and Komatsu.
For more information on a future career with Schlam, visit https://schlam.com/careers/mining-jobs.