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Recruiters revealed for mining giant’s hiring spree

BHP FIFO workers
FIFO workers

A Trans-Tasman operations and maintenance service provider is managing a multinational resources company’s major recruitment drive.

Programmed has been engaged as labour hire partner to help BHP hire an extra 1500 short-term workers to its coal, iron ore and copper operations across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

The Perth-headquartered recruiter has listed several fly-in fly-out (FIFO) vacancies with a choice of being rostered eight days on six days off, seven days on seven days off, four weeks on two weeks off, or two weeks on two weeks off.

Hiring now

Vacancies include:

  • rail maintenance workers (multiple positions)
  • process operator – expression of interest
  • blasthole drillers (multiple)
  • mobile plant operators (multiple)
  • excavator operators (multiple)
  • ancillary operators (multiple)
  • quarry operators (multiple)
  • all rounder / digger operators (multiple)
  • experienced operators (multiple)
  • experienced dump truck operators (multiple)
  • mechanical fitter
  • heavy duty fitter (multiple)
  • mine services labourers expression of interest (multiple)
  • junior project engineer
  • electrical reliability engineer
  • engineering and installation supervisor
  • fixed plant operator
  • auto electricians (multiple)
  • process technician
  • parts coordinator
  • rail project manager
  • bus driver.

Click here to apply.

“We are committed to working collaboratively with BHP to provide great people covering a range of skills needed for their operations,” Programmed Skilled Workforce CEO Nic Fairbank said in a public statement. “Working together with industry has never been more important.”

More opportunities revealed

The proponent is also using Chandler MacLeod, CoreStaff, Hays, WorkPac, One Key, Vimba Warta, Kokatha, Mickala, Lunar and Undamine to help job seekers find an immediate start in short-term FIFO employment opportunities that will initially be offered for a six-month term.

Click here to see more vacancies.

Meanwhile, Clough is accepting applications for its 12-week summer internship program in Western Australia. Students who want a career in project delivery are welcome to express interest. Click here to apply.

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“Working with our labour hire partners and contracts and services providers, such as Programmed, we are proud to welcome our newest recruits from Qantas, Virgin and Monadelphous who recently started in contract roles at our operations based in Western Australia and Queensland,” BHP group procurement officer Sundeep Singh said.


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  • To whom this may concern,

    I am eager to work in the mining industry as soon as possible. I have recently completely my HR licence and I’m currently looking into doing my dump truck and excavator tickets as soon as possible.
    I would be greatly if you would consider me for a position. Will look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards

    • Hi Ciara, Others who have responded to similar questions suggest registering with labour hire companies listed in this article to get a foot in the door. Once you have some experience under your belt you can apply directly to work for the mining companies. Good luck!

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