Meet the Team: Mechanical Engineer - Jefferson Lee

Meet the Team

Every week we will be introducing a new member of our Aqua Cooler team with a fun look into who they are and what they do here at Aqua Cooler.

Mechanical Engineer - Jefferson Lee

Welcome Jefferson, what do you enjoy most about your role at Aqua Cooler?
I enjoy the interesting technical requirements entailed in my role and providing sales support to the sale team where required.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
If I could travel to anywhere in the world I would go and visit the Moscow Kremlin. It overlooks the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west, an overall scenic view of Moscow.

What are your passions outside of work?
A few of my passions outside of work include video games and I like to see as many movies at the cinemas as I can. I also recently saw 'Puffs the Play' at Brisbane Powerhouse. It was a hilarious take on the ‘Hufflepuff’ house from the ‘Harry Potter’ series.

If you could have a dinner party with any 3 people past or present who would they be and why?
I would love to meet Ray Dalio, Satoshi Nakamoto, Stephen Dubner. It would be a fantastic chance to learn and understand from them in a nice casual setting.

How do you ensure you stay hydrated during a busy day at Aqua Cooler?
We have multiple water cooler stations throughout our office.

However, the one closet to me is 2 metres away from my desk, so it is a great reminder to stay hydrated throughout the active workday.

What are you reading at the moment?
At the moment I am reading an incredible book called Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt. A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, it melds pop culture with economics.

What is one of your most memorable projects or exciting moments at Aqua Cooler thus far?
We developed software which allows us simulate the performance of our chillers under any conditions.

It was difficult, exciting and challenging, so it’s my most memorable project to date so far.


About Aqua Cooler
Aqua Cooler was formed in 1994 as an amalgamation of three like-minded companies with histories dating back to the 1950’s. The first company, Blackmore and Singleman, was founded in the 1950’s by Jim Blackmore and focused on producing air conditioning and water chilling solutions for the train industry. The second, Sam Hort, was a small water cooler company purchased by Barry Blackmore in 1979. Sam Hort operated under this name for several years until Blackmore and Singleman relocated under the same roof and Aqua Cooler was formed. Over the lifetime of the company, Aqua Cooler has reinvented itself repeatedly. The core values and skill set remains mostly unchanged, but the end product and use-case continues to change and evolve alongside the world.