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Hiring spree begins for $2.6B metal project

Rio Tinto workers
Rio Tinto workers

Several mining service providers are on a major recruitment drive after winning multiple tenders for a $2.6 billion metal development in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Primero Group, NRW, Worley and GHD recently won the airport packages for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri Iron Ore Project, 301km south of Port Hedland.

Ten contractors engaged

The successful bidders are responsible for building the airport airside, landside infrastructure and buildings. They are also required to construct an asphalt runway, a taxiway, concrete apron, ground servicing equipment storage, shelters, airstrip lighting, apron floodlighting, navigational aids, telecommunications, fuel facility, airport terminal, roads, parking areas, and security fencing.

NRW has also awarded subcontracts to Colas Australia Group, Fulton Hogan, TEC Services Group, Brookdale Contractors, Bennco Group and Fencewright.

Apply now

NRW is now hiring for the following job vacancies:

  • all round mining plant operators (multiple positions)
  • production excavator 1900/2600 operators (multiple)
  • dump truck 785 operators (multiple)
  • grader D10 operators (multiple)
  • grader 16M operators (multiple)
  • scraper operators (multiple).

Click here to apply. Successful candidates will be offered a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) roster of three weeks on and one week off via Perth Airport, competitive pay rates, leave entitlements, salary sacrifice, income protection and discounted private health insurance.

Primero is separately hiring an excavator operator who will also work a FIFO roster of three weeks on and one week off. Click here to apply.

600+ workers a day

Once complete the airport will be able to accept a range of different aircraft including Boeing 737s, A320s, F100s and King Airs. The current flight schedule includes four flights a week with potential for further flights to be added in the New Year. More than 600 workers are expected to arrive each day at peak operating times.

“You get a real sense of the immense size and scale of our Gudai-Darri (Koodaideri) operation once you fly in to this new airport,” Rio Tinto projects general manager Koodaideri Anthony Radici said in a public statement.

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