Watching for Jobs at the Manildra Solar Farm Project – NSW

Watching for Jobs at the Manildra Solar Farm Project – NSW


In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects from all over the country.  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 Manildra Solar Farm Project

Quick facts:

  • First Solar is the owner and developer of the 48.5MW project Manildra Solar Farm project.
  • Expected to produce more than 120,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in first year of operation.
  • $85M EPC contract awarded.
  • Construction to start in June 2017
  • Project location: Manildra in New South Wales – 50kms west of Orange.

 

Occupations Potentially Required for the Manildra Solar Farm Project

A construction job like this will usually require:

  • Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
  • Crane Operators
  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolders
  • Riggers
  • Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors

 

Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the Manildra Solar Farm Project

 

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Manildra Solar Farm Project

Note: As we are made aware of further contracts being awarded we will update this article.

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Manildra Solar Farm Project 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.

We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to 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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