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Mining giant announces major hiring spree

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BHP workers

A multinational resources company needs hundreds of new temporary workers and hopes many of them will stay on after their time is up.

BHP is preparing to recruit an extra 1500 short-term workers to join its coal, iron ore and copper operations in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

1500 jobs

Six-month contracts will be offered to successful applicants for the following job openings:

  • machinery and production operators (multiple positions)
  • truck and ancillary equipment drivers (multiple)
  • excavator operators (multiple)
  • diesel mechanics (multiple)
  • boilermakers (multiple)
  • trades assistants (multiple)
  • electricians (multiple)
  • cleaners (multiple)
  • warehousing (multiple).

The positions will be advertised through BHP’s labour hire partners and existing contracts in each state. QMEB can reveal Chandler Macleod is one of the labour hire partners. Click here to apply.

Positions are also expected to be advertised on BHP’s subsidiary Operations Services. Click here to apply.

Permanent work

The proponent promises to offer permanent work for some of the successful job applicants after the contract term has ended. There is also potential for the number of temporary jobs to increase beyond the originally announced total of 1500.

“We are stepping up and providing jobs and contracts,” BHP acting minerals Australia president Edgar Basto said in a public statement. “Our suppliers, large and small, play a critical role in supporting our operations. It is a tough time for our communities and the economy, we must look out for each other as we manage through this together.”

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  • I have over 20 years experience as a excavator/ loader/skidsteer / truck and dog and can’t even get an interview i tried for about 2 years

    • Hi Kel, sorry to hear you haven’t heard back. It’s a tough job market and it may be a simple matter of getting some help with writing your CV and learning some job interview techniques. I hope you find some work soon.

    • Drovw to Brisbane for my engagement center, Did my coal board medical again with them after already working on there sites not long ago and been told i am in there talent pool and they expect us to wait around for them, biggest waste of time ever

  • Hi, I have been a boilermaker for 20 years I have lost my job because of this virus and am whits end, even though it says 1500 jobs I still can’t seem to find a boilermaker position(that is not ATSI) can you let me know if there is any positions

    • Daniel, I’m not with this group, in fact retired. My suggestion to you, is try something different. Get your CV in order and apply. They always need good welders ie Trades assistants etc. Just go for it. The money is good and there is a career change for you if you want it but don’t undersell yourself.
      I’m sorry but I read your passage and felt I had to say something. Good Luck. My Daughter is in the Industry, Loves it. There are quite a few Mining Companies, Contractors who would need good welders.

  • I am in the same position as most other people, unable to travel outside QLD and as I work in WA I am effectively unemployed. I cant see 1500 jobs, all I see in QLD is 9.

  • After applying for many years and all those years of receiving automated reply’s cause my resume doesn’t have right code words .Will this mean someone will actually read it this time.

  • How do i apply i have my dozer digger and loader ticket and working at hights and first aid confined space my medical and standard 11 and underground standard 11

  • I have been a machine operator for over 20 years. Looking to make a changes. Jason brown 0437873796. My wife also is looking at a career change will to clean work in warehouse or clean or any other opportunity available.

  • Heavy diesel fitter currently working in NT but due to boarder restrictions I have to come back to Queensland to work hav all related tickets and am available for immediate start

  • Hey I’m I’m Heavy diesel fitter currently working in the NT but due to recent boarder controls I have to remain in Queensland I’m ready to start immediately and have all the relivent tickets and experience feel free to call me on 0487821988

  • Are you looking for DCS panel operators at all. I looked after sulphur steam power plants and ammonia fridge plant too. Mechanical trade qualified. Also have machinery tickets to. Looking for a change. 0428100660

  • hi i looked see regarding cleaning job and could not find any or cook positions as well
    are you able help me regarding maybe getting my Resume in for theses roles

  • I’m a qualified scaffolder that isn’t afraid of hard work I will do ANY JOB to feed my family please anyone contact me on 0429044867 THANKYOU from Jayde Coates

  • Im looking to get into cleaning. I’ve done a few years as a Room Attendant at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, a year as a Room Attendant at Noosa Lakes Resort and a contract clean public toilets BBQs and childrens playgrounds around Noosa Shire and Maroochydore Shire. I am ready to start yesterday

  • Hey iam looking at getting back into the mines worked as a ta back in 2013 at caval ridge and loved it . Michael 0435779557 . Very hard worker , reliable and honest and can’t start ASAP

  • I have experience as trades assistant in directional drilling and I have all of my tickets for excavator backhoe roller articulated dump truck and willing to start ASAP regards Allen
    0422 029 314

  • I just did the whole applying process and think it disappeared in the last part ? How can I see if it still there?

  • I’m a builder with a diploma in construction and work in the mines for 6 year between 2004 /2010 with many more qualifications. I’m interested in mining work again …

  • Hi i ‘am interested to apply in mining but i dont know what position shall i fit my qualification.. i had experiences in marine surveyor, liquid and dry survey. Iam holder MSIC Card. With master mariner lic

  • Hi. I have HC & motor bike-R –
    Whereabouts is the work.
    I am based at Hughenden, Nth Qld. I am a mature Single lady

  • Gas engineer 2/3 with emergency response as well . All tickets upto date as well as confined space and breathing apparatus and a lot more .
    Any questions give me a call on 0419111829
    Regards,
    Lee

  • Hi
    I ‘m looking forward to work in this industry, I’m Chemical engineer overseas.I used to work in gas &oil fields for 4or 5 years .My experience in gas processing and oil production and excavators,

  • Hi , My Name Is Paul Slinger,
    I am 55 years old and currently unemployed.
    I believe age is no barrier to learn new skills, I haven’t worked in the mines before and am interested . I am willing to be trained and up skilled . I hold a mechanical trade license but haven’t turned a spanner in quite a few years.
    I would like to learn dump truck or warehouse but unfortunately don’t have a Forklift ticket.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank You.
    Kindest Regards,
    Paul Slinger.

  • Yeah Im keen for move overseas? Im a ex Stockton Cat workshop Mechanic and Im keen to move or Fifo type work. Cheers

  • I have a voc with haul trucks ridged and articulate with nearly 20 years excavator experience interested in a job thanks

  • Hi guys jesse wanting to jump onto a Ta role . Currently a operator with mr, Ewp , cavc for around power.
    Live in Newcastle .

  • Looking to go back to mining have ten years underground experience in nsw in production long wall how do I apply

  • Would really appreciate a application to fill have few different skills also have certificate 2 in engineering and production technology

  • Hi, is this just for people who have experience in the mines? Or are there opportunities for someone like me with no experience and who has just lost there job due to the corona virus.
    An opportunity like this would be great

  • I’m interested in any cleaning position in WA , unable to apply for the Port Hedland position online as it won’t let me upload resume .
    Please contact me via email .

  • I just filled in these details for my grandson David Wellman I wish to CANCEL this application process as I did not know there was a $214 application fee until the end of the form , please disregard this application. Many thanks Eric Wellman

    • Hi Eric, apologies for the delay. If you applied on the BHP website you will need to contact BHP directly. If you accidentally subscribed to the magazine, please contact our sales team on 0401 055 776.

  • Hi my name is John, you have no mines experience at all I have a mr license and an ud licence that is a tractor trailer combination using to haul out sugar cane . How do I even get a foot in
    Cheers John