Opportunities

Birdon has experienced significant growth in our dredging division over the last 5 years and has multiple exciting opportunities for dredging personnel in a number of roles including dredging supervisors, dredge operators, workboat operators and deckhands.

This position will report to the Dredging Supervisor and/or Project Manager and be project-based on Birdon’s recently secured long-term dredging services contract to dredge and relocate coal tailings at one of the key open cut mine sites in Singleton, NSW. This is a hands-on position that requires close and effective working relationships with other tradespeople.

This role involves:

  • Assisting with and carrying out all dredging related activities on Birdon’s cutter suction dredges, to facilitate the extraction of coal tailings at the Bulga Open Cut mine under a 24/7 operation;
  • Monitoring, tracking/recording of dredging production, and relevant HSEQ items;
  • Assisting with general maintenance and housekeeping of all plant, equipment, and facilities.

What is on offer:

  • Competitive rates under Birdon’s newly formed Enterprise Agreement
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Flexible roster-based role
  • Relocation allowance (Note: for those willing to relocate – which, while not critical, will be highly regarded)
  • Job security on a long-term contract (5 years)
  • March 2022 Start onsite.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Suitable on water experience in a dredging or relevant marine construction-based role (i.e. as a deckhand, work boat/punt operator, dredge operator)
  • Full driver’s licence
  • Nationally accredited General Construction Induction (white card)
  • Strong commitment to quality principles and dedication to workplace safety
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to pass a Coal Services Order 43 Medical

Additional criteria that is not essential but is highly regarded:

  • Commercial Boat Licence (i.e. EX38, Coxswains, or Master)
  • Experience Operating Excavators (30T)
  • Experience Operating Telehandlers (7T and above) – as well as Forklift and Non-Slewing Crane Licence
  • High Risk Work Licenses (Dogging, Riggers, Forklift, EWP, Non-Slewing Crane)
  • MR or HR driver’s licence & Dangerous Goods licence (operating fuel/service truck)
  • Welding tickets/experience
  • MDG 25
  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid
  • Mechanical or Electrical Trade
  • Experience operating on mine sites

 

Fabricator

Location: Karratha, WA
Employment type: Full Time

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