Employee spotlight: Carmen celebrates 10 years at Tarong power stations

8 December 2021

Administration Assistant, Carmen Ashen, recently celebrated a special milestone, reaching a decade at our Tarong power stations (TPS).

Carmen reflects on what this milestone means to her, how things have changed and some of her favourite memories at the site.

What does a typical day at Tarong power stations look like for you?
For me, my day starts by making my way around the site ensuring that everything is topped up, stocked up and ready for the working day. In addition to this, I contribute to our site’s COVID-19 response, keeping track of everyone that comes and goes from the site by recording all health screening forms in the system. 

Can you remember your first day?
I can hardly remember back 10 years ago, but I will never forget the feelings of excitement I felt to have a job at TPS and that I would get to know a whole new community of people.

How has TPS changed over the past decade?
The biggest change I have experienced during my time here was the change in ownership from Tarong Energy to Stanwell – which also involved a different coloured shirt! I have worked with many different people throughout my 10 years at TPS, yet despite this, people’s willingness to teach me new things has never swayed. It is this inclusion that makes my workplace such a great place to work.  

What are some of your favourite memories from your time at TPS?
One of my favourite memories to date is when I became a permanent part of the team. When I first started, I was working as a contractor, so it is a memory I am proud of.

I also have fond memories of the charity golf days that the team at Tarong organise. I really enjoy assisting with these events and helping bring them to life.

What are you most proud of when you reflect on your career milestone?
I am most proud of the fact that I have reached this milestone in my career. I have loved every minute of working at the site and look forward to many more years to come.


Thank you Carmen for the incredible work you’ve done in your 10 years here!