How to get a job on the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project

How to get a job on the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project


In the ‘How to get a job at …….’ series we go over Australian Mining and Construction projects from all over this great country of ours.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.

 

About the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project

From the Wikipedia website

The Yandicoogina Iron Ore mine is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 95 kilometres north-west of Newman.  The mine is fully owned and operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore and is one of twelve iron ore mines the company operates in the Pilbara.

From the John Holland website

John Holland has been awarded a contract worth approximately $100m for mine infrastructure by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  The project is planned to commence on site later this month (16th May 2014) and is scheduled for completion in April 2015.  At the peak of site works the project workforce is expected to reach 200 people.

 

Location Profile – Port Hedland, Karratha and Pilbara

Port Hedland, Newman, Ningaloo Reef, Onslow, Karratha, Millstream Chichester National Park, Dampier, Mackeral Islands, Tom Price, Pilbara, Karijini National Park, Marble Bar, Rudall River National Park, Iron Ore, Rail, Port, Natural Gas, Salt, Manganese, Fishing, Snorkelling, Diving, 4×4, Skate parks, Tennis, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, AFL, Swimming, Gorges, Hiking, Boating, Adventure

Population: 48,610 (2010) ABS

Pilbara Regional Council Link

Pilbara Region – Rents as at Jan 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $950 – $1600

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $1100 – $ 2300

4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 1450 – $ 3000

Pilbara Region – House Prices as at Jan 2012

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $310,000 – $759,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $395,000 – $1.150,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $490,000 – $2.700,000

Climate data for Port Hedland Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 49.0 48.2 45.9 42.4 38.8 35.5 34.4 36.8 42.2 46.9 47.4 47.9 49.0
Average high °C 36.4 36.2 36.7 35.2 30.6 27.6 27.2 29.1 32.3 34.8 36.2 36.6 33.2
Average low °C 25.6 25.5 24.5 21.4 17.2 14.2 12.3 13.2 15.4 18.4 21.3 24.0 19.4
Record low °C 18.1 16.3 15.8 12.2 7.0 4.7 3.2 3.7 7.7 11.1 12.4 16.6 3.2
Avg. Rainfall mm 62.2 94.8 50.1 22.4 27.0 20.7 11.1 4.9 1.3 0.9 2.7 18.1 316.3
Avg.Rainy days 5.1 7.3 4.5 2.0 3.1 3.0 2.2 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 1.8 32.6
Source: www.bom.gov.au

 

Companies Involved with the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project

John Holland – secured a $100M contract for works associated with sustaining production.
Click here to go through to the John Holland website.

 

Occupations Required at the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project

So far there hasn’t been a whole lot of talk as to the exact works that are involved in the project except works associated in sustaining production.  Being an operating Iron Ore mine these are our suggestions.

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Rigging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Metal Trades
  • Health & Safety

 

Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project

 

Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition

 

Yandicoogina Iron Ore Infrastructure Project Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

 At this stage of the project no EBA’s can be found, as they are found they will be uploaded into this article.

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.

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The team at Cribhut

 

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