New Mt Isa mine seeking 50 workers for immediate start

Australian Desert near Mt Isa and Cloncury, Queensland

SES Labour Solutions is proud to partner with Round Oak Minerals to place 50 new mining production roles at the Barbara open pit gold and copper mine, 60 kilometres north-east of Mt Isa.

Though currently untouched, the greenfield site is expected to spring into action rapidly. Work is scheduled to commence in March with a view to producing the mine’s first ore by mid-2019.

The site will require a wide range of vehicle operators with open cut mine experience, including haul trucks, dozers, graders, excavators and watercarts as well as heavy duty fitters and servicemen.

SES Labour Solutions Executive General Manager, Nathan Sharpe said the mine represents a golden opportunity for northern Queensland workers.

“The mine’s schedule will be structured around 12 hour shifts, through a 2/1 roster, which means there is tremendous potential for skilled and motivated workers to earn well – but there is also stability on offer too, as our intention is to engage these workers for the full duration of the mine’s expected two-year lifespan,” Mr Sharpe said.

However, he cautions that what they are seeking in candidates is more than just experience.

“Given that Barbara is an unestablished greenfield site, we’re particularly mindful of the impact this group of new workers will have upon the mine’s emerging culture. It’s very important to both Round Oak Minerals and SES Labour Solutions that we bring in people who not only match the skillsets required, but will actively contribute toward creating the strong culture of efficiency and productivity we want for the site.”

SES Labour Solutions is primarily interested in engaging locals residing in the Mt Isa and Cloncurry areas, but will also be considering suitably qualified workers from Townsville, Brisbane and other parts of Queensland as needed.

For more information or to express your interest in the roles available please VIEW BARBARA MINE OPPORTUNITIES HERE.

Jobseeker FAQ: Ironbark No.1 mine, Central Queensland

SES Labour Solutions recently announced a partnership with Fitzroy Australia Resources which will involve placing 350 workers in the new Ironbark No.1 mine, located outside of Moranbah, Central Queensland. We encourage interested individuals to refer to following information regarding job opportunities arising from the project.


How do I apply for a job at the Ironbark No.1 mine?

SES Labour Solutions’ recruitment process for the Ironbark No.1 mine is not expected to commence until mid 2019. However, if you would like to register your interest in the meantime, we encourage you to:

  1. Email your resume and any relevant qualifications/certificates to so we can contact you when we start recruiting,
  2. Follow SES Labour Solutions’ social accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn) for updates on the project and its timeframes.


What roles will you be recruiting for?

While the exact roles and quantities are yet to be finalised, we expect that these will be a combination of underground operators and various underground trades. We will be recruiting for a mix of new and experienced workers.


Are there fly-in, fly-out roles on offer?

No. The intention is to recruit candidates who are already from, or are prepared to relocate to Mackay, Moranbah and the surrounding areas.


I’ve never worked in the mining industry before, how do I get one of the entry-level roles mentioned?

We will be seeking new-to-industry workers when the recruitment process commences in mid 2019. At this time we will advertise the available roles.


Do you have any other positions on offer in the meantime?

Yes, we are always looking for suitably qualified mining and civil industry candidates. You can view and apply for roles on the SES Labour Solutions job board.

Fitzroy Australia Resources and SES Labour Solutions partnership to create hundreds of new jobs for Central Queensland locals

Ironbark No. 1 mine

SES Labour Solutions and Fitzroy Australia Resources (Fitzroy) have entered into an innovative partnership to deliver training, development and recruitment solutions at the new Ironbark No.1 underground coking coal project in Queensland.

SES Labour Solutions will deliver the cultural assessment, training requirements and recruitment activities needed for Fitzroy’s Ironbark No.1 mine development in Central Queensland. The project, which is located 35km northeast of Moranbah, is expected to create over 350 ongoing jobs for the region – 50% of which have been earmarked for workers who are new to the mining industry.

SES Labour Solutions specialise in providing true partnerships to mining organisations, offering a full scope of workplace solutions that are flexible by design. The team are focused on cultural alignment of candidates, safety and long-term appointment of the people they place. Providing clients access to a pool of candidates that deliver on safety and stability.

Fitzroy acquired the neighbouring Carborough Downs mine and Broadlea project from Brazilian mining giant Vale in November 2016, along with a portfolio of development and exploration projects. Ironbark is to become the first new development from the suite of Vale assets acquired by Fitzroy, and will share major infrastructure with Carborough Downs.

With a focus on being a modern and innovative operation, Ironbark No. 1 will be an owner operated underground longwall and bord and pillar mine.

Fitzroy Chief Executive Officer Grant Polwarth described the SES Labour Solutions partnership as important in de-risking the development of Ironbark No.1.

“Employing some 350 new Fitzroy personnel is very exciting for our business and the region and it comes with both great opportunity and challenge. Partnering with SES Labour Solutions to not only help recruit and train our new workforce, but further enhance our culture and vision of being a people business that mines coal is another way of challenging industry norms.”

SES Labour Solutions Executive General Manager, Nathan Sharpe said that Fitzroy’s innovative practices and people-centric approach made the partnership a logical alignment.

“Fitzroy are a future market leader in the mining industry, always looking to push the boundaries on traditional mining methodology. What Fitzroy have achieved at Carborough Downs in such a short space of time is a remarkable result already. Their focus on people, and in particular, their desire to drive performance at individual and team levels, is second to none within the industry.

“The team at SES Labour Solutions is looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Fitzroy to bring new workers to Central Queensland and the mining industry, and ensuring that those individuals become part of high-performing teams which will yield wins for the mine, workers and the local community.”

Recruitment for the new underground mining roles is expected to begin in Q4 2019.

UPDATE TO POST: Versions of this news item can be found in Australian MiningIndustry Queensland  and The Daily Mercury.