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Australia Go West Young Man

I was recently challenged in a forum as to whether the number of job vacancies in Australia was really as high as it is claimed in the mining and other general resource sectors and I can assure you it is.

We have recently just looked at the typical jobs that are being advertised and listed below are just some of the current vacancies from the mining sector alone.

The second challenge is where to go to get the best package. A package should not just be about money but about facilities and lifestyle and everybody is different but using the crude measure of wages/salaries then the West Coast is more isolated and therefore has to compete harder to fill skills shortages and pay is frequently higher.

The next challenge was – “so why do they make it so hard to get in?”

This is a double edged sword for Australia , most agree with the process to keep the quality standards in place but equally most agree the processing time is ridiculously long but this is a government resource issue. There is no point fighting it go with the flow.

At the bottom of this article is a link explaining how anyone who is interested and qualified and is prepared to do the work can access any of these position but details change daily and some of the job titles are less than helpful but do use the internet to research what they mean.


  • Condition Monitoring Technician
  • Emergency Services Superintendent
  • Maintenance Services Superintendent – Stockyard
  • Maintenance Technician Boilermaker
  • Maintenance Technician Electrical
  • Maintenance Technician Fitter
  • Operations Supervisor – Processing
  • Process Control Engineer
  • Process Operators – Stockyard
  • Services Crew
  • Shut down Scheduler
  • Yard Operators

Corporate Positions:  

  • Contracts Manager
  • Contracts Officer
  • Document Control – Projects – Perth
  • Geologist – Systems Specialist
  • Legal and Compliance Specialist
  • Mail room Coordinator
  • Master Data Officer
  • Media Advisor
  • Mine Planning Engineer (Operations)
  • Senior Document Controller
  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Senior Mine Planning Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Senior Strategic Mine Planning Engineer
  • Tenement Officer
  • Training Advisor
  • Water Technical Officer

Environment Positions:

  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Senior Environmental Advisor
  • Senior Environmental Advisor – Approvals

Expansion Projects Positions:

  • Construction Superintendent – Projects
  • Construction Superintendent Roads
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Supervisor Roads
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Contracts and Procurement Manager
  • Contracts Specialist – Projects
  • Contracts Specialist Site Based
  • Cost Controllers
  • Electrical Superintendent
  • Electrical Supervisor – Site Role
  • H&S Advisor’s
  • HSE Superintendent
  • HSE Training Coordinator
  • Interface Construction Liaison Officer
  • Lead Electrical Engineer
  • Planners
  • Project Accountant
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • QA/QC Coordinator
  • Senior Contracts Engineer
  • Senior Control Systems Engineer
  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Site GDP Officer
  • SMP Superintendent
  • SMP Supervisor

Human Resources Positions:

  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • HR Manager – FIFO
  • Indigenous Development Superintendent
  • Indigenous Development Supervisor
  • New Starter Coordinator
  • Senior HR Advisor
  • Systems Training Specialist

Mining Positions 

  • Drill and Blast Supervisor
  • Drill Contract Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician – Auto Electrician
  • Geology Superintendent – Grade Control
  • HD Fitters
  • Maintenance Supervisor – Surface Miners
  • Maintenance Technician – Boilermaker
  • Maintenance Technician – Fitter
  • Mine Geologist
  • Mine Planning Engineer – FIFO
  • Mine Production Engineer
  • Mining Coordinator
  • Mining Operators
  • Mobile Maintenance Planners
  • Mobile Maintenance Superintendent – Contract
  • Production Supervisor – Mining
  • Reliability Engineer – Mechanical
  • Resource Definition Geologist
  • Senior Mine Geologist – FIFO
  • Senior Mine Planning Engineer
  • Service person
  • Trainer/Assessor

Port Positions:

  • Light Vehicle Coordinator
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Operations Improvement Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Reliability Engineer – Electrical

Process Plant Position:

  • Maintenance Planner
  • Mechanical Supervisor – Fixed Plant
  • Process Engineer – Ore Processing Facility
  • Production Coordinator – Ore Processing Facility
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer – Ore Processing Facility
  • Superintendent Engineering & Planning

Rail Positions:

  • Civil Inspector
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Health and Safety Advisor
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Major Hazards Coordinator
  • Mechanical Engineer – Rollingstock
  • Network Planner
  • Signals Technician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Technician
  • Train Control Superintendent
  • Training Superintendent Rail

As you can see the opportunities are wide and varied. We are recruiting globally for several major players but we have a strict process that needs to be followed:

  • You need to register on our site
  • You need to download the documents and build you personal information centre.
  • When complete forward it to
  • Here it will be checked, if correct and complete it will be forwarded to Australia. Incomplete applications will be ignored – it is your responsibility to get it right – it is your life.
  • If accepted you will be asked to pay our Australian colleagues the handling fee of A$150 – until paid your application will bot be submitted.

OK we agree the process is tough but we we want committed people serious about emigrating to Australia.


Author: Chris Slay

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