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In the ‘Up Skilling to Ensure your Future’ series we are going to feature different qualifications and skill sets of different occupations, to provide you with a solid foundation to forge a stronger career path from. Our aim is to ensure in the good times when work opportunities are ample you can cash in on these opportunities, whether it be through a higher pay rate, better work conditions or a more family friendly roster. On the flip side when times turn tough and things slow down we’re hoping these skills will help you stay indispensable in your employers eyes.
Effects of technology
A lot of unseen things play a pretty controlling factor in our lives as Blue Collar workers. Something we do see and work in with everyday is the effect technology has on industries and the demand for workers with different qualifications. Companies are constantly pushing ahead with technology, improving efficencies to ensure they’re getting the most bang for their buck. As a result of this, we gain a lot of construction and shutdown work, so the fruit does fall from the tree. The big changes to workers lifestyles happens after a project is commissioned and handed over, there are less workers required and most likely less over time penalty hours.
The LNG Industry has major projects under construction throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Most will have an expected peak workforce of 3000 per site during the construction phase, that’s a massive amount of workers. Once complete only a fraction of these workers will be required to operate these plants.
If you are looking at securing a operations role after these projects are completed you will need to be trained for the Chemical, Oil and Gas Industries (Hyrdocarbons). This qualification will allow you to work onshore and offshore.
For information regarding this occupation view the article below.
Occupations post – Fueling our modern society – How to be a Process Plant Operator
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.