Engineer profile: Luke Trevithick
“I’m in the mechanical engineering team for turbine assets at Callide Power Station – we’re responsible for the turbine itself, auxiliary plant, the control system, valves, the generator and mechanical components.
“I find my position gets presented a lot of technical challenges that I wouldn’t see in many other roles. It’s a challenging and rewarding role, where I get exposure to a large range of equipment.
"One of the highlights has been the overhaul of the Unit C4 low pressure turbine rotor at Toshiba's Maitland workshop in 2017. The rotor is a major piece of kit - four metres in diameter at its widest section and weighing in at 65 tonnes. This was a major logistical exercise, which involved detailed planning and preparation.
Above: Luke pictured in front of the Unit C4 LP turbine before it was transported offsite for maintenance for several weeks in 2017.
“The people at the power station are a great, very positive, team to work with.
“I moved with my wife and three kids to Biloela six years ago after five years in Tasmania. I definitely prefer the climate in Queensland.
“I chose Callide Power Station and CS Energy so I wouldn’t have to drive in and drive out and lose time with my family. In Biloela I’m 15 minutes away from work, and with no traffic it’s a much more relaxed journey.
“My three kids have been growing up here and getting involved in the local activities and attending the local schools. I’m very impressed with how the public school is run and the standard of education they’re getting.
“There’s a broad range of sporting activities for kids and adults here – including cricket, soccer, football, netball, tennis, cycling and there’s always fishing, shooting and motorbike riding. If you can’t find something in Biloela there’s always Gladstone and Rockhampton a short drive away.”
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