Bis provides a range of logistics and transport solutions for our clients across the mining and resources industry in Australian and Indonesia. Every day we deliver different types of services including consulting, engineering, heavy haulage and product handling and that means for the people who are part of the Bis team, no two days are often the same.
Sharee Kehlet is one of our talented Operations Controllers who is responsible for managing 5 truck drivers and 3 administrators who all work together to deliver heavy haulage solutions for our Newcrest and Alcoa clients in the resources industry.
“Each and every day is different in my role,” she said.
“I am responsible for the day-to-day operational task’s involving the drivers and scheduling them along with the maintenance planning for all of the assets. That includes overseeing the administration team and ensuring that all associated tasks are carried out efficiently.”
Sharee has worked with Bis for more than 6 years. Sharee started out as a Site Administrator at Christmas Creek and was recently promoted to her new role based in our Welshpool depot.
“I am passionate about my job. I am driven and I don’t like things to be half done.”
“My day can start at one of a multiple of locations as my team are spread out across multiple sites, but generally I start with ensuring all drivers are running to schedule and all maintenance planning has been done and servicing booked in for the following day,” she said.
Sharee says that safety is the most important aspect of the day-to-day operations at Bis and everyone is actively engaged in keeping themselves and the people they come into contact safe.
“Safety and Zero Harm are really critical for our operations given that we are an on-road logistics business and we’re operating with the public and light vehicles on the road”.
“It is crucial that we are looking after our team’s safety and ensuring they are completing the job safely and going home the same way, they arrived to work,” Sharee said.
Bis is committed to improving outcomes for our clients by continually working to improve how we deliver every day, which is a key focus for Sharee and her team.
“Improved technology impacts my job greatly, with better systems we can run a smoother and more efficient service for our clients. The team and I are constantly looking for ways to improve processes from both an administration and operational function,” Sharee said.
When Sharee isn’t taking care of business at Bis the 34-year-old devotes her spare time to her two teenage children.
“Family is my passion – I love spending time with my kids and watching them develop into amazing young people,” she said.
Sharee’s 10 Questions
1. What’s your first memory of joining Bis?
Working out of a shared office on a mine site with multiple other contractors and the fun that we had.
2. What has surprised you most about working for Bis?
The variety of work that I am able to be involved in on a day-to-day basis.
3. What do you wish other people knew about Bis?
How many amazing people we have in our business that work so hard every day to make our business better.
4. Does your job take any special talents?
Yes, you need to be patient, organised and be able to adapt to change as nothing stays the same LOL.
5. What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I am the mother of a 15 year old girl and 17 year old boy.
6. What was your career journey?
I started as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, moved into a Business Managers position for a car dealership then stepped into an administration position with Bis here in WA on a mine site. From there I have grown with Bis, starting as a Site Administrator for 2 years, a Senior Site Administrator for 2 years and then moving into an Administration Managers role for 2 years and now moving into an Operational position which I have been doing for a month.
7. If you weren’t working in your current career, what would you be doing instead, or what would your life be like?
I have no idea what I would be doing if I wasn’t working for Bis, I came to WA 7 years ago and it has been a roller coaster of fun.
8. How would your colleagues and friends describe you?
I am passionate about my job, I am driven and I don’t like things to be half done. I am a little loud and don’t stand back when a job needs doing.
9. Who is your role model, and why?
My Granny was my role model, she was an amazing woman who didn’t stick to the standards. She worked full-time and was the breadwinner for the family along with raising 4 children as my Pa, who has been legally blind for a large portion of his life. She was always happy and saw the brighter side of life. She had great values and an amazing work ethic, I don’t think my Gran said ‘no’ to any challenge.
10. What would you say most motivates you?
The drive to succeed is what motivates me. I want my team to be successful in everything we do.