Trades Assistants, Boilermakers, Riggers, Fitters and Turners

EMG Workforce, a Cairns based agency specialising in remote skilled labour hire are currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced Trades Assistants, Riggers, Boilermakers and Fitters/Turners. We are actively seeking individuals interested in shutdown / maintenance project works on Dragline equipment in the Bowen Basin Coalfields as well as a 10 week speciality project taking place in August. We have multiple positions available for motivated, professional, safety conscious individuals keen to engage in remote shutdown work.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who identify as Indigenous Australians as our client is committed to equal employment opportunities as part of their engagement strategy and commitment to their RAP.


What is on offer:

  • Long term highly paid ongoing work.

  • The opportunity to work and train with some of the most experienced teams in the business.

  • Additional training and career development opportunities.


What you need to know:

  • The work is casual, but rosters are fixed in advance and work is ongoing every month

  • Mine site shutdown work is hot, hard and you will be working in a close knit team for long periods of time.

  • There is a zero-tolerance approach to drugs and alcohol. You will be tested daily.

  • Flexibility, a good sense of humour along with a great attitude is important

  • You will need to have a current Coal board medical and BMA Core induction. We may be able to assist with arranging/facilitating this in the first instance.

  • Preference will be given to individuals who have previous mine/shutdown experience



**Please note that you must reside in Far North Queensland (Cairns Region) to be considered for these positions.**


The following criteria is essential to be considered for these positions:

  • You must hold a valid Trade Qualification to be classified as a Boilermaker / Fitter / Rigger

  • TA’s require previous experience but no formal qualifications

  • Construction White Card

  • Confined Space Entry (current within 2 years)

  • Working at Heights (current within 2 years)

  • The ability to work 12hr shifts, both day and night

  • Strong commitment to Workplace Health and Safety process and procedures



Successful candidates must participate in a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

You will need to find out own way to Mackay for the works but fuel to get from home to site will be reimbursed.

If you feel that your skills and experience meet the above criteria, please apply now including a current cover letter and resume that clearly outlines your experience, suitability and availability.

EMG Workforce is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from male and female, indigenous and non-indigenous applicants.



**Please note that you must reside in Far North Queensland (Cairns Region) to be considered for these positions.**

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

  • Are you willing to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol screening?

  • Do you have experience in a FIFO/DIDO role?

  • Do you have a current Coal Board Medical check?


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