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Contract awarded for part of a US$2.9B metal project

BHP workers
BHP workers

A steel fabrication and construction company has won the tender for part of a US$2.9 billion (A$4.3B) metal project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Pacific Industrial Company recently secured an equipment package for BHP’s South Flank Iron Ore Project, 130 km northwest of Newman.

The agreement involves manufacturing and supplying the reclaimer boom, tripper conveyor and equipment platform at the Stirling Naval Base, 40km south of Perth.

Multiple positions vacant

The successful contractor has already started recruiting for the following positions:

  • mechanical fitters (multiple positions)
  • nightshift sub arc welders (multiple)
  • fluxcore welders (multiple)
  • boilermakers (multiple)
  • machine operator
  • project manager – industrial services
  • fabrication supervisor
  • nightshift supervisor
  • welding supervisor
  • storeperson.

Successful applicants will initially be offered temporary work that becomes stable and permanent. Work hours are Mondays to Saturdays totalling 56 hours. Click here to apply.

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The broader project is promised to create 2500 construction jobs and more than 600 operational positions.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia) is designing and building one of the world’s largest rail-mounted reclaimers and stackers, with each having a capacity of 20,000 tonnes an hour.

AGC worked on the portal frame for the reclaimer that measured 15 metres wide and weighed almost 250 tonnes. Civmec is assembling 23 smart modules, including a conveyor shuttle, train loadout and feeder modules.

Premier Mark McGowan revealed there has been a “big increase” in recruitment of women and Aboriginal people at the project.

“Another outstanding outcome,” he said in a public statement.

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