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.
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.
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.”