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Another mining giant seeks FIFO workers

BHP mine worker
Mine worker

A different multinational resources company is offering generous incentives to appeal to remote mine employees.

BHP is trying to entice Queensland and Northern Territory fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers into making their next career move on the booming West Coast.

Incentives offered

The employer is prepared to significantly cover the cost of moving to Western Australia. The Golden State faces a severe shortage of available staff until at least 2023, mainly owing to a 4.7 per cent unemployment rate and periodic state border closures.

The company is offering:

  • a family friendly roster that promises workers will “be home every night”
  • “first-rate” working conditions and development opportunities
  • competitive remuneration package and employee benefits
  • relocation assistance to one of BHP’s residential locations
  • subsidised housing, electricity and water
  • share incentive options
  • directly employment.

Hiring now

The following positions have been advertised:

  • fixed plant mechanical technicians (multiple positions)
  • light vehicle technicians (multiple)
  • heavy duty fitters (multiple)
  • emergency services officer
  • auto electricians (multiple)
  • communications engineer
  • superintendent services
  • reliability engineer.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a residential roster of five days on five days off. Some positions still give a chance to choose FIFO work on a day or night roster of either eight on six off, seven on seven off, five on two off, or four on three off.

FIFO village residents will have a private en-suite bathroom, television, refrigerator, air-conditioning, gym, common lounge and shared games rooms. Aquatic and sporting facilities are also available in the nearest town.

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The resources sector needs to hire a further 40,000 workers between now and 2023 just to keep up with demand for new construction and shipments, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia.

“If these workers are sourced from WA it will solve the problem for the resources sector. However, the need will be transferred to the broader WA economy and skills shortages will remain,” CME said in its latest skills report obtained by News Limited.

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  • What happens when not enough want to relocate?

    Relocation packages might be good for single people but what about couples and families with children?

    The majority would be relocating due to the male’s job, while in most instances the females will be forced to give up jobs and put careers on hold or move backwards contributing to pay gaps.