International job opportunities
Brunel does international recruitment on behalf of many of the mining industries leading companies. We have experienced recruiters in Australia, USA, India and Canada so if you're looking for a job in mining chances are we can help!
Types of jobs in mining
The Mining sector provides jobs in many technical areas, from design, engineering, maintenance, finance and management. Positions for Project Engineers or Project Managers, chemists, petrologists, geochemists, surveyors, and a variety of mining technicians are readily available for those with an Engineering or Scientific education. Mining workers also gain roles through their high-tech experience and mechanical skills, finding positions such as mechanics, machinists, drafters, electricians, and instrumentation technicians.
Labor shortage and transferable skills
Mining uses specialized expertise and there is an acknowledged labor shortage in key regions, encouraging the entry of technical professionals from other sectors. Professional Engineers and experienced Project Managers move easily between mining and other heavy industries. With major mining operations in Canada, America, Australia and opportunities opening up in South East Asia and India, experienced professionals may transfer from site to site, bringing highly valued skills to new regions.
Careers in mining are also open to people without advanced degrees. High School graduates with a technical or mechanical aptitude go on to become blasters, miners, or construction equipment operators. Entry at these levels can lead to management positions because of the field experience required. Operation of a mining facility requires plenty of support from preparing mining facility sites, administrative workers, all the way to the drivers who fill transportation roles.
Mining jobs Australia
Brunel regularly recruits and places permanent, contract and temporary workers for leading Australian open cut and underground mining operations, in locations including Kalgoorlie, Pilbara, Goldfields, Bowen Basin, Mt Isa and the Hunter Region.
Roster and travel configurations vary between roles, but include Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO), Drive-In Drive-Out (DIDO) and Bus-In Bus-Out (BIBO), with camp accommodation and meals provided at some sites.
We recruit for planning, production and maintenance phase roles, from operators and skilled labour, trades, admin and technicians, through to specialist engineers, senior supervisors and project management roles. This includes:
- Frequently occuring operator jobs
- Haul Truck / Dump Truck Operator
- Grader Operator
- Scraper Operator
- Excavator Operator / Digger Operator
- Water Cart Operator
- Compactor Operator
- Mobile Plant Operator
- Moxy Operator
- Multiskill Operator
- Bogger Operator
- Nipper Operator
- Jumbo Operator
Drilland blast jobs
- Blast Hole Drillers
- Long Hole Driller
- Shot firers
- Blast Crew
- Driller’s Offsider / Driller’s Assistant
- Auto electrician / HV Electrician
- HD Mechanic / Heavy Diesel Mechanic
- Drill fitter
Engineering, white collar and other professions
- Mechanical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Drill and Blast Engineer
- Mine Production Engineer
- Project Manager
- E&I Technician / I&E Technician
- Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
- Business Analyst
- Trainer Assessor