Nathan Johns

Nathan Johns

Who am I


What gets me going

The best thing I like about my job is working with people. There is so much to be learnt from the people you are working around - which I love. Every day, I am learning new things and being challenged to make things better than they were yesterday.

Another thing I love about my job is the variety of things that I get involved in.

Why I'm excited to be an engineer

Engineering is a great career choice on the basis that it provides such an excellent platform for so many different employment opportunities in the workforce.

Current Employer and position

I currently work for BOC Ltd, Part of the Linde Group who are the world's leading global gases and engineering group. My current role is as Maintenance Manager at the Sydney Operations Centre.

Being the maintenance manager, I am responsible for managing a team of approximately 14 people that carry out maintenance and project work at the Sydney Operations Centre. At this site, we fill 5000 gas cylinders a day, with products ranging from Helium, Nitrous Oxide, Acetylene along with air gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and argon.

It is my responsibility to ensure that the plant is running smoothly and that any disruptions to production are minimised to ensure product supply to our customers.


Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration from RMIT University in Melbourne.



  • Australian Constructors Association
  • Cochlear
  • Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
  • Leighton Holdings Limited
  • Resmed
  • Thales
  • ARUP
  • KBR