Introducing Shayne Rettke – Mechanical engineer

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Shayne joined Calix in August 2016 in the role of Mechanical Project Engineer. His first task on joining Calix was to manage the relocation of our Queensland ACTI-MagTM Production Plant to another site on the Gold Coast. The relocation was completed on time, on budget and with zero LTI’s.

He is now heavily involved with PROTECTA-Mag as Project Coordinator, where his responsibilities include liaison with customers, maintenance of equipment and sparing and also product supply across Australia and in New Zealand. Shayne also provides operational training and quality assurance for PROTECTA-Mag application specific to each site and customer.

After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNSW he moved to Gladstone, Central Queensland, where he worked for an engineering services company. Here he gained valuable experience in preparing quotations, procuring, designing and machining heavy industry equipment for companies such as Rio Tinto Alcan, Boyne Smelter Limited and Queensland Alumina Port.

Shayne has also worked as a professional lifeguard supervisor for the Bega Valley Shire Council. He was the youngest supervisor in NSW, responsible for public safety across 8 patrolled beaches and 150km of coastline. He also lifeguarded across 6 councils in NSW and QLD. Shayne has been heavily involved with volunteer Surf Life Saving for the past 20 years and has been awarded with a group bravery citation from the Australian Governor General.

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