Isaak joined BAE Systems as an apprentice at the Williamtown RAAF base in 2007, however, his journey into the aviation industry started long before that. Today, he is an aircraft technician on the Hawk LIF platform and says he is living his dream.
Ever since Isaak was a child, he had a fascination with aeroplanes and over time developed an interest into working up close with the aircraft.
“My father loved aeroplanes, loved flying and loved going on holidays. And so I developed my own fascination. I wanted to work with aeroplanes and be a part of the greater aviation picture,” says Isaak.
For someone who grew up in Newcastle, like Isaak, and has a passion for aviation, coming to work at the local RAAF base in Williamtown seemed like a logical choice.
"The most exciting part for me is when we put it back together"
“There are jets flying all the time. It’s loud at times, but it’s exciting because what we do in the workplace transforms into exactly what we see outside on the runway, during taking off, during the missions and returns.”