Employee turned employer: Josh’s journey and FIP Group’s role in MEQ probe’s success

24 April 2024

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Josh recounts his professional journey with MEQ Probe, joining the company as a field technician responsible for operating, maintaining, and training on the company's devices in the red meat industry. His trajectory quickly evolved, uncovering growth opportunities within the organisation.

A seamless transition

Leveraging his 15-year background managing his own businesses, Josh seamlessly incorporated his operational expertise into his role at MEQ Probe. Describing it as second nature, he said, "Working in an operational role has always been my background, so it feels like second nature to me."

From employee to leader

Josh's journey took a positive turn when his experience and dedication to the role was recognised by MEQ Probe's CEO. This resulted in a promotion where Josh was overseeing all field operations in Queensland and contributing to projects across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Along with his growing responsibilities, Josh saw an opportunity to grow his team. 

Josh’s positive experience with FIP Group prompted his return to the company for recruiting additional field technicians for MEQ Probe. "The after-sales service was really good. I quite appreciated that my recruiter Candy checked in with me three months into my role," said Josh. 

Advice for field technicians

Beyond his MEQ Probe role, Josh stressed the importance of continuous learning, planning to pursue an IT-style course in the coming year to align with the company's growth, “I’ve decided to go back to university at the age of 35.” His advice to aspiring field technicians was to embrace travel and seize opportunities, “Don't be afraid to grab the bull by the horns and go with it.”

For Josh, working at MEQ Probe is more than a job, it's a passion, “It sounds cliche, but I absolutely love what I do,” he said. As MEQ Probe advances in research and development, Josh remains a driving force, highlighting the importance of personal and professional growth within a supportive and forward-thinking company.

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