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Brunel specializes in international recruitment, representing numerous leading companies in the mining industry. With a team of seasoned recruiters spread across Australia, USA, India, and Canada, we are well-equipped to assist you in finding FIFO job opportunities worldwide. On this page you’ll find more information about FIFO (Fly-In-Fly-Out) work.

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What are FIFO jobs?

FIFO, or "Fly-in-fly-out," refers to a work arrangement where workers travel to a job site to complete their tasks, usually over the course of a week or two, before returning home once the job is finished.

This work setup is commonly employed for jobs in rural or remote areas that are not easily accessible by regular commuting means.  While on the job, FIFO workers have their accommodation, meals, and sometimes recreational activities covered by their employer. The pay for these roles is usually higher to compensate for the inconveniences of being away from home.

Types of FIFO jobs

In the mining sector, there are diverse FIFO (Fly-in Fly-out) job opportunities available. These roles cover various technical areas, including design, engineering, maintenance, finance, and management.

For individuals with an Engineering or Scientific education, these roles are accessible:

  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Chemists
  • Petrologists
  • Geochemists
  • Surveyors
  • Various mining technicians

Those with expertise in high-tech equipment and mechanical skills can find opportunities as:

  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Drafters
  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation technicians.

Specific FIFO roles in mining include:

  • Operators who handle heavy machinery
  • Rig Geologists responsible for geological assessments
  • Electrical Engineers involved in the electrical systems and infrastructure of mining operations

These FIFO jobs offer unique opportunities to work in remote mining sites while contributing to the dynamic and crucial mining industry.

FIFO mining jobs in Australia

Looking for FIFO jobs in the Australian mining industry? Look no further than Brunel. We are a reputable recruitment agency that specialises in placing workers in top Australian open cut and underground mining operations across various locations, including Barrow Island, Chinchilla, Gunnedah Basin and Perth.

FIFO jobs are a popular choice for individuals seeking a unique work arrangement. At Brunel, we offer a range of FIFO positions with different roster and travel configurations to cater to your specific needs. Whether you prefer Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO), Drive-In Drive-Out (DIDO), or Bus-In Bus-Out (BIBO), we have opportunities available for you. Some sites also provide camp accommodation and meals for the convenience of workers.

We understand that developing a successful career in the mining industry requires the right job fit. That's why we specialize in recruiting for FIFO roles in various phases of mining, ensuring you find the perfect position. Here are some examples of FIFO jobs we offer at Brunel:

East Australia

  • Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Operators
  • Mining Operators
  • Trade people, e.g. Fixed plant trades (Fitters, Electricians)
  • Mobile Plant trades (HD Fitter, Auto Electrician)
  • Boilermaker/fabricators
  • Health Safety and Environment Specialists
  • Operations Supervision – OCE/SSE/Superintendents
  • Mining Engineers all disciplines

West Australia

  • Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Process Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Electricians
  • HD Fitters
  • Auto Electricians (Heavy equipment)
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers

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