SES Labour Solutions is recruiting for about 50 new mining production roles at the new Barbara open-pit mine, 60km north-east of Mount Isa.
Mine development works are due to get underway next month at the Round Oak Minerals project and mining is expected to start in March.
SES said the site would require a wide range of vehicle operators with open-cut mine experience, including haul trucks, dozers, graders, excavators and watercarts as well as heavy duty fitters and servicemen.
SES Labour Solutions executive general manager Nathan Sharpe said the mine represented a golden opportunity for northern Queensland workers.
“The mine’s schedule will be structured around 12-hour shifts, through a 2/1 roster, which means there is tremendous potential for skilled and motivated workers to earn well – but there is also stability on offer too, as our intention is to engage these workers for the full duration of the mine’s expected two-year lifespan,” Mr Sharpe said.
He said recruiters were seeking more than experience.
“Given that Barbara is an unestablished greenfield site, we’re particularly mindful of the impact this group of new workers will have upon the mine’s emerging culture,” he said.
“It’s very important to both Round Oak Minerals and SES Labour Solutions that we bring in people who not only match the skillsets required, but will actively contribute toward creating the strong culture of efficiency and productivity we want for the site.”
SES Labour Solutions is primarily interested in engaging locals residing in the Mount Isa and Cloncurry areas, but will also be considering suitably qualified workers from Townsville, Brisbane and other parts of Queensland as needed.
More on the available positions at ttp://sespeople.solutions/jobs/operators-16172/