Leading by example at Waterhen

Published on CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Location(s): Sydney, New South Wales

LSMT Justin Faint (second from right) and his team at the Diesel Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. Working alongside private industry, this FSU has taken on harder and more complex tasks which has challenged sailors with invaluable hands-on technical experience.  (photo: Unknown)
LSMT Justin Faint (second from right) and his team at the Diesel Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. Working alongside private industry, this FSU has taken on harder and more complex tasks which has challenged sailors with invaluable hands-on technical experience.

Innovation works best on a daily basis, according to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Faint who features in a Navy engineering video, promoting technical mastery.
 
Leading Seaman Faint and his team showcase the work being done at the Diesel Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney.

Working alongside private industry, the team has taken on harder and more complex tasks which has challenged sailors with invaluable hands-on technical experience.
 
Leading Seaman Faint is one of several Waterhen members interviewed for the program which he says shows the strong progress which has been made in recent times.
 
He is currently a diesel supervisor which sees him monitor most diesel work within the unit as well as training personnel.
 
"The training I have received here as prepared me to take on any work with confidence," Leading Seaman Faint said.
 
That sense of confidence is critical to fixing problems and taking action across Navy as a whole.
 
"I believe that Innovation is a day to day occurrence within our unit," Leading Seaman Faint said.
 
"As an organisation we are always trying new and innovative ways to improve our workload."
 
"The key is to approach everything with a positive attitude and I tell the new arrivals to use their time here wisely as there is so much you can achieve."
 
To see this and more videos, go to the Royal Australian Navy’s YouTube site.