QLD Branch Technical Event

Join the IQA QLD Branch for an interactive technical event and learn about Operational Optimisation and how to get more out of your operation.


Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm 
Venue: Caterpillar Office |300 Adelaide St, Brisbane, QLD | Directions here

Getting There: 
Car Parking | Paid car parking is available at  Secure Parking in Queens St or Creek St or Wilson Parking Adelaide St, Brisbane. 
Public Transport | The closest train station is Central Station (250m, approx. 4 min walk) and there are multiple bus routes, visit the Translink website here to check the timetable. 

About the event: 
This session will demonstrate how to leverage existing operational technologies, along with uncovering inefficiencies and areas of improvement through increased material production best practices. 

Attendees will learn about how visualisation and analysis of productivity data can lead to an optimised cost per ton and impactful value to customer operations. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand how operational solutions can be leveraged through productivity solutions
  • Understand how productivity creates a win for a customer's site
  • Understand how Caterpillar optimises a customer's cost per ton and idle time. 

Safety Insights: 

Understand how to minimise: 

  • Collisions & Equipment Damage
  • Operator Fatigue/Distraction
  • Hazardous Conditions

and enhance Operator skills. 

Who should attend: 

  • Quarry site personnel and associated roles such as human resources, finance, administration, safety environment, planning, logistics and sales
  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and academics
  • Young Members (35 years of age and under)
  • Anyone with an interest in the extractive and associated industries



Jason Barnwell | Global Product Support Manager, Caterpillar 

Jason Barnwell is the Global Product Support Manager for Caterpillar’s Job Site Solutions business with over 29 years of Civil, Mining, Port, Rail and Shipping Operations experience and technical knowledge of the Pit to Port supplychain. He leads a global team with responsibility for commercial product performance with accountability for fleet analysis, productivity optimisation, machine application, fleet analytics and process improvement.

Jason began his career in 1995 as a Trainee with BHP, advancing to leadership roles in Anglo-American and BHP’s Truck Shovel, Dragline, Port, Rail and Shipping divisions throughout Australia. Since joining Caterpillar in 2014, Jason has had various assignments focused on Caterpillar’s autonomous haulage solution, technology, project implementation, product application, product support, contract management and leadership. Jason’s experience with large-scale mining and deep customer knowledge has delivered significant value and service growth to Resources Industries.



10:00am    Arrival, Registration & Morning Tea
10:30am    Welcome & Workshop Commences
12:30pm    Light Lunch & Networking
1:00pm     Conclusion


Members: $80.00
Non-Members: $110.00 (to become a member, click here)
Includes: workshop, morning tea & light lunch


All information is correct at the time of publication.  The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes

6/03/2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Caterpillar Office 300 Adelaide St Brisbane, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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