Profile as at May 2017
Name/ Nickname: Joel Wooby
Family? (Marital status?): Married
Mine Surveyor - Appin Colliery
What’s the best advice your Parents ever gave to you?
What’s your personal motto?
Live each day as if it's your last
What makes you happy?
My wife, watching sport
What makes you angry?
Career to date
- 2009-2010: Illawarra Coal Graduate Surveyor
- 2010-2013: Illawarra Coal Assistant Surveyor
- 2013-2016: Nominated Mining Surveyor - WestCliff Mine
- 2016-Present: Mine Surveyor - Appin Mine
Career highlight (biggest achievement)?
Accurate holing of West Cliff Colliery into Appin Mine
None to date
To have a long and successful career as a Mine Surveyor, hopefully in the Illawarra region
What is the best piece of survey equipment/technology/software that you have used & why?
What is the oldest piece of survey equipment that you have used?
What's the most contentious survey issue in your workplace at the moment?
(eg. Hours of work, $$, career path, poor planning/scheduling, technology/equipment improvements, field experience, housing, training ...???)
Need new total stations
If you were the boss for a day, what would you change?
Guaranteed survey vehicle, greater recognition of survey achievements
Would you recommend a career in surveying to a grade 12 school kid? If not, what career would you recommend?
Yes for sure, good opportunity to work in an industry with a good mix of technical work and physical elements, working as part of a team and as an individual.
How do you relax?
Spend time with my wife
What sports do you play/ watch.
Play golf and cricket, watch Rugby League
What are your other hobbies outside work?
Trying new restaurants, exploring hidden pockets of Sydney
Where would be your ideal retirement location?
Balmain - love the inner west lifestyle
Fresh seafood, gin and tonic
Fast and Furious franchise
Finally, if you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on?
Ham and cheese croissant and a coffee