Airmaster regularly chats with various staff members to gain some insight into some of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of their roles and their responsibilities within the company.
Marketing sat down with Technical Application Specialist, Peter Scott to chat to him about his 40 year experience in the industry starting as an apprentice and the new exciting projects he has coming up for 2021.
What are your responsibilities at Airmaster?
Working at Airmaster Australia my role includes managing the delivery team for controls and automation projects. I enjoy working to mentor and challenge the team to help broaden their skill sets. My responsibilities further include developing and documenting the designs in accordance with the project requirements as well as developing the overall project delivery program. Fundamentally my job is to ensure that the project is delivered on time, on budget and to the customer's satisfaction.
How long have you been in the industry and with Airmaster?
I entered the industry forty years ago when I began an apprenticeship as a HVAC service technician and throughout this time, I have had many different roles in team management. I moved over to the automation side of the business approximately 25 years ago and previously I worked for myself for 12 years as a sustainability consultant and a manufacturer of custom automation equipment. This February has marked my 9-year milestone working at Airmaster.
What are the most rewarding parts of your job?
Designing solutions for complex and critical applications that require expertise in mechanical, automation, and dynamic flow management is something I consider a rewarding part of my role at Airmaster. I also find delivering solutions that exceed the customers’ expectations while providing significant consumption reduction enriching as well as mentoring my team and challenging them to adopt new skills within their roles.
What are the most challenging parts of your job?
The most stimulating and challenging aspects of my role as a Technical Application Specialist are adapting to the rapidly advancing technology changes as well as finding a balance between stability and change when implementing new processes.
What Am I working on now?
Prior to COVID restrictions, the delivery team had just finished a major automation upgrade at Melbourne Central, we are now able to return to the site to begin the building tuning process. We are also in the final stages of commissioning and tuning a critical environment for Commonwealth Serum Laboratories as well as commissioning and tuning the new thermal plant project at High Point Shopping Centre.
What projects do you have coming up?
Some of the projects we have coming up at Airmaster include a thermal plant automation tuning at Fujitsu Data Centre as well as an automation upgrade at St John of God. Myself and my team are currently working on a Vicinity Tenant Water Metering system as well.