In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours. In each post we include an Overview of the site, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, potential Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that may help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements – if there are any. 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 job sites around Australia.
Note: ‘Job Site’ articles are aimed to help workers looking for production, maintenance, shutdown and contracting work. If you are looking for Major Construction Project Jobs you may want to check out our Major Project Articles.
About Pluto LNG
From the Woodside website – Pluto LNG page
The Pluto and Xena gas fields are located about 190 kilometres off Karratha, in Western Australia’s north-west. The two gas fields contain approximately 5 Tcf of dry gas.
Pluto LNG has delivered a step change for Woodside’s equity production and revenue since start up in April 2012 and has cemented our place as Australia’s largest producer of LNG.
Pluto LNG Park
The total area of the Pluto leases for the onshore facility is about 200 hectares, of which the plant and associated infrastructure cover about 80 hectares.
Onshore infrastructure comprises a single LNG processing train with production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes a year. Storage and loading facilities at the plant include two LNG tanks with a combined capacity of 240,000 m³, three smaller condensate tanks and an LNG and condensate export jetty.
Pluto A platform
The Pluto A platform is located 180 kilometres north-west of Karratha in 85 metres of water. Gas is piped through a trunkline to the onshore facility.
Video: Pluto LNG
Location Profile – Port Hedland, Karratha & 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 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|
|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|
Companies Involved with Pluto LNG
Occupations Potentially Required at the Pluto LNG Site
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Gas Fitters Trades
- Production Plant Operators
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators / Riggers / Doggers
- Labourer / Trades Assistants
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at Pluto LNG
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or WA Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- Hazardous Areas Course
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Safe Working in Confined Space Course
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and First Aid Certificate
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
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
Pluto LNG 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 we cannot find any current maintenance agreements. Periodically we check this and will add the appropraite EBA’s if and when they are found.
Disclaimer: Cribhut Group is not an employer or recruiter for the above mentioned site, this article is provided for information purposes only. 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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