Working toward the first 4WD vehicle.

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Hello Everyone,
My 22 year old son has just finished his uni. degree and he wants to get a good paying job somewhere in the mining industry for a year or so. He has put himself through uni. by working during his long summer breaks as a laborer for land development companies - working on the shovel with excavators etc. in outer Melbourne suburban developments- so he knows how to work in the heat and for 6 days a week. His main aim is to work for a year to try to buy himself a decent vehicle to take on his first trip around this great land. He is prepared to get himself a rigid truck license - cost around $800 here in Melbourne - and he is not sure how to go about landing himself a job. He is prepared to go anywhere. Can anyone who is in the know offer any advice?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

Martin.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:19

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:19
Come on up to the Surat Basin, there is Gas and Coal exploration going on.

Most of the Gas is destined for the Gladstone LNG plants when it gets up and running. One contractor has stated they want 50 new houses here in Chinchilla by the start of March for their professional staff and this is just one of several towns in the Surat Basin that is starting to boom.


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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Princhester (V - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:23

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:23
Kev,
Thanks for that! And, boy!, was that quick. Any detail about who he could contact?
Many thanks,
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:30

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:30
Origin Gas,
QGC,
British Gas,
Syntech,
Arrow Energy

Do a google search for Surat Basin employment.

The ones I have listed are the main companies but there is also a heap of sub contractors starting to get very busy working for the various groups in the area.

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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:30

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:30
What is his qualification and what kind of work is he looking for? Is he looking for work in the same area as his degree? It might make a bit of difference to where he looks- for example, there are a few websites only for engineering and environmental type jobs.

Otherwise, seek.com.au is the place to look, as well as applying through the websites of the major mining corporations (eg BHP, Newmont, etc).
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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Princhester (V - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:48
Amy,
His degree is a BA in History and Politics and he plans, eventually, to be a teacher. But he wants to get more experience of the world and be in a position to travel around Aus. Thank you for taking the time and effort to reply. I shall pass on your suggestions.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:34
I believe they are desperate for Haulpak drivers at Pannawonica

The guy who does the training told me to apply and Im nearly in the grave so they must be desperate $80,000 fly in from Perth or Brisbane apparently.


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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Princhester (V - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:50

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:50
Graham,
Thank you. Any chance of a name? You could MM me?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:09

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:09
Sorry didnt get his name we met fishing at Quobba.

He told me to look on the Rio Tinto Site for employment.

He also said that Pannawonica is the pits.

Nothing there except a servo with a grumpy owner

So you just work sleep work sleep flight out fly back and start all over again

Good place to save money if you dont drink or play cards
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Reply By: jerrajerra - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 19:08

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 19:08
I drive HP's at Panna for Skilled Engineering couple of years ago. Did it for 12 months before finding permanent work in my industry. Had a friend that lived at Panna for 5 years. He loved it. I enjoyed it too.
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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Princhester (V - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:02

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:02
Thanks jerrajerra and to all the others who have helped. My son is still applying and he is hopeful.
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