Northern work Escape

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 18:41
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G'day all, Just regarding work up north (Mackay,Gladston,Rocky etc), the wife and I are planning to head north for a couple of years to work. Being a Mech Fitter, would it be difficult to get work in the mines??? And what mines are the best ones to work for??? We have planned to tow a caravan behind the ute for accomodation if nessesary...
Any advise would be great.
Thanks
BB.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 18:46

Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 18:46
First of all, good on you. I am envious.

I havent got any personal experience with working at the mines in that area (or any other mine in any other area for that matter), however I do have a mate who went up there looking for work and despite having no formal trade qualifications, he got a job almost immediately, so I would assume that if you have a trade, you will have no problems at all.

Good luck with it.
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Reply By: FZJ 80 - Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 19:36

Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 19:36
BB.

Mate as a mechanical fitter you will be very sought after. I,m thinking of the same in the near future and have recently had a long conversation with a guy in the bowen basin region. He tells me Motor mechs earn 80-150k p.a. He gave me a list of companies and did specifically say that BMA were good to work for.

Good Luck

Greg
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Reply By: adamj1300 - Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 20:37

Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 20:37
mate u will have no trouble as all finding work, fitters & boilermakers are the 2 most sort tradesmen wanted up here.

i just finished work up in moranbah about 200kms west of mackay, the fitters there where on salary packages of 109k per yr working 4 on 4 off shifts. id suggest u head up to mackay where most of the minning businesses are based & talk to some of the businesses, but u must be prepared to spend a bit of $ to get ur generics & inductions aprox 2k at most then the world is at ur feet.
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Reply By: Member - Garth J (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 21:57

Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 21:57
Check out the Transfield Services web site for employment opportunities.

There's heaps of work up that way.

Cheers
Garth
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 22:25

Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 at 22:25
Base yourself in Townsville and fly out to a mine and they will beg you to work for them
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Reply By: cackles - Friday, Jan 12, 2007 at 13:18

Friday, Jan 12, 2007 at 13:18
you can start off with any of the contracting mobs, precise, precision, haines this gives you an oppurtunity to work in different areas and with different companies to see what you like.
my partner is with leightons and has one of the better gigs, under 2hrs drive from home, 10 mins from camp to site, four on four off, good pay, good camp.
Leightons are looking at the moment so take a squiz at thier site for details.

cackles

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