Queensland’s largest gold mine has changed hands and launched a hiring spree for a new $300 million extension.
Ravenswood Gold recently acquired the Ravenswood Gold Mine and is ramping up its expansion, 133km south of Townsville.
The proponent plans to employ more than 100 construction workers plus a further 60 operational staff sometime in 2021. The mine already employs 254 people.
Many of these jobs will be available through Thomas Steel and other successful contractors that share in more than $50M of tenders across the Townsville, Ravenswood, Burdekin and Charters Towers areas.
Ravenswood Gold has advertised the following job vacancies:
- high voltage electrician
- geological field technician
- fixed plant fitter/boilermaker
- graduate environmental officer
- first year apprentice fitter/welder
- maintenance superintendent
- environment technician
- dewatering technician
- laboratory technician
- mechanical engineer
- process technician
- mining engineer
- fixed plant fitter
- diesel fitter.
“North Queensland businesses such as Thomas Steel are seeing the benefits of this supply chain success story as the mine continues to secure a plethora of services from across the north including steel fabrication, concreting, equipment hire and servicing, engineering, surveying, environmental support, tradespeople and even a local coffee roaster,” State Resources Minister Scott Stewart said in a public statement.
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Ravenswood Gold revealed it is keen to support as many local jobseekers and businesses as possible.
“North Queensland has a lot to offer in terms of technical skills, goods and services to support the region’s resource industry and in turn, the benefits of the mine’s expansion will pay back into the region and the state,” general manager of operations Dave Mackay said in a public statement.