Skills in demand
Mining Engineers (senior and superintendent level) – These are challenging technical and managerial positions and high quality candidates are always in demand.
Open Pit Mining Engineers – Due to ongoing iron ore demand in states such as Western Australia and various new open pit gold operations, these candidates are in demand.
Senior Mine Geologists (production focussed) – Candidates with gold mining experience are in demand due to a proliferation of new small-scale open pit operations.
All-rounder Trainer Assessors – There is a shortage of people with the necessary plant operating skills and training qualifications to meet the demand. Companies require all-round trainers capable of training on all mining equipment.
Maintenance Professionals – Candidates with experience in high-level planning and scheduling are in demand as companies focus on their maintenance cost and efficiencies.