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$1.4B southern Queensland project goes on hiring spree

Broadspectrum Millmerran Power Station
Broadspectrum Millmerran Power Station

A proponent is spending big to hire hundreds of staff for part of its $1.4 billion energy project in Queensland’s Darling Downs region.

A subsidiary of developer InterGen is spending $17 million over the next month for Broadspectrum to perform maintenance on the Millmerran Power Station Shutdown Project, 98km southwest of Toowoomba.

The move sees proponent Millmerran Operating Company hire an extra 560 workers to help service two generators at the station, which is routinely done every two or three years.

Skout Solutions is handling the majority of labour hire enquiries and advertising vacancies on Seek for shutdown trades assistants, riggers, scaffolders, mechanical fitters, boilermakers, industrial cleaners and an NDT project manager.

Click here to view the vacancies: seek.com.au/power-station-jobs/in-Millmerran-QLD-4357

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Local labourers find work

“It started on May 27 and at its peak we will have a total of 400 people on the day shift and 160 at night,” InterGen director of operations and engineering Michael Winter told News Limited. “General labourers have come from the Millmerran, Pittsworth and Toowoomba areas while the more specialist people have come from further afield.”

The jobs involve inspecting components and performing repair work on a variety of parts, including tubing in the boiler and any cracks that may appear on turbine blades.

“It is a general service on a very complicated piece of equipment,” Winter said.

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