In breaking down skills requirements state by state, Hays? October/December Quarterly Report found that in New South Wales, senior materials handling engineers, structural engineers and electrical engineers are in short supply, while those with mining experience and sound knowledge of Australian design standards are also needed.
In Queensland, mine engineers, mine surveyors and geologists are in dire need.
New projects in Western Australia are driving demand for mechanical and structural engineers, drafters, mining engineers and geologists.
In South Australia, new projects by OneSteel and junior partners are drumming up jobs for mine and exploration geologists, planning and drill and blast mine engineers, open pit and UG process engineers/metallurgists, mid to senior HIC, project and construction managers, maintenance/reliability engineers and mechanical and civil engineers for HID.
The report also claims that the squeeze created by the skills shortage hasn?t loosened, with employers still looking interstate and overseas to fill vacancies. The news, however, is good for prospective employees, with wages rising and rosters increasingly designed to accommodate families. Permanent jobs are on the rise, as are more flexible, temporary assignments.
?There is a huge backlog of jobs in Australia’s resources and mining jobs market – and more are being added every day,? states the report.
Source: Hays Mining & Recruiting