ETO Engineering Manager and Principal Mechanical Engineer
Brett Salomon joined Russell Mineral Equipment in 2007 as a Graduate Engineer and today is RME’s ETO Engineering Manager and Principal Mechanical Engineer. In this role, Brett is ultimately charged with managing the design process for each highly-specialised RUSSELL Mill Relining Machine manufactured, which makes the process of replacing grinding mill liners fast, safe and reliable for mine site customers around the world.
Brett leads a strong, innovative engineering capability comprised of mechanical, electrical, drafting and technical documentation specialists responsible for the design phase of RME’s engineered-to-order machines, as well as the THUNDERBOLT SKYWAY semi-automated guidance and suspension system for THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers. Brett is also RME’s subject matter expert for the mechanical engineering capability, consulting and gathering the inputs required for technical decisions on systems design and those that require cross-discipline engineering – such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, and electronics automation – collaboration.
Brett’s depth of experience, skills and expertise have been sharpened over his 12+ years with RME’s business. After participating in RME’s engineer induction program which gave him hands-on experience in the assembly of RME’s mill reline machines, Brett joined RME’s R&D team to work on Thunderbolt electrical design. Over the years, he has been involved in design iterations and customer-driven innovation of RME Mill Relining Machines, Mill Liner Handlers, Feed Chute Transporters and contributed to the development of internal technology tools used during the engineering design process.
Prior to RME Brett worked as a Systems Engineer with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the Navy Platform Systems Department and Toowoomba-based Aerospace Solutions on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design project. Brett holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Infomechatronics and Master of Engineering Science from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Brett is also a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia (CPEng).