Suzan Drake-Brockman

Suzan Drake-Brockman
Training Coordinator
Alcoa of Australia
Category Nomination Outstanding Operator/Technician/Tradeswoman

Suzan began work in mining as a Pit Technician at Hopes Hill. This followed her role as a business owner in steel fabrication which gave Suzan an appreciation for business. She became one of the first female members of the Australian Institute of Steel Construction.  Suzan has spent the past 11 years working as a Chemical Process Field and Panel Operator.  She is a big advocate for engineering and using mechanisms instead of brute force. Suzan endeavours to engineer problems out, showing innovation and creative problem solving.  Her interest and skills in Computer Aided Drafting has enhanced her role as trainer by being able to accommodate the visual learner. She designs at home and returns to work to communicate visual concepts, enhancing knowledge and conceptual information for her colleagues.