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Underground Diamond Drillers Offsider (entry level position must be WA Based)

Advertiser: Drillstaff Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Oct 2020
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Mining, Resources & Energy, Mining - Drill & Blast

About the business


DrillStaff is a WA Drilling recruitment business that has been operating since 2014.  We specialise in the recruitment of Drillers and Off-siders into the hard rock mining sector.

We employ personnel on behalf of several major Drilling organisations here in WA.  We employ our staff on a Full-time basis.


About the role




Drillers offsider is an entry level position into the drilling industry.  As such it pays accordingly. The job is very demanding and requires a high level of fitness both physically and mentally.  The first 6 to 8 weeks of the job are generally the toughest, not to different from a pre-season of sport, it will always take you a while to acclimatise. You will be out of bed in the early hours of the morning having breakfast and preparing for your 12 hours shift. You will be working in tough conditions hot, humid, dusty and for 12 hours per shift.  You will be expected to work shift work meaning you will be working night-shift half of the time.  You must be able to take instructions from your driller and supervisor.  You need to be able to work as a team. You might be the bottom of the food chain however your contribution is important to ensure the operation runs smoothly.  This means you must be reliable.  It pays to have a mechanical aptitude in this industry although you will receive on the job training.  Good drillers generally can fault find and repair their own equipment.

Mental fitness is just as important as the physical fitness.  You are working away from home for an extended period. 


The goal is to make the transition from offsider to driller. Some have progressed quickly 6-8 months and others may take a little longer, 12- 18 months. The pay rate will increase significantly with drillers earning anywhere from $100.000 per year to over $200.000 per year).  


Benefits and perks



 A skill that is recognised throughout the world (qualifications in Drilling operations)

Financial security (if you are smart)

Opportunities to travel not just domestically. Good drillers are in demand all over the world.

Great mate ship… most guys who have been in the industry for a period make great friends for life. (you don't just work with these people you also live with them when on site).

A good work/life balance 


Skills and experience



Someone who

- Has a Manual Driver licence

- Holds a current First aid certificate

- Has a Police clearance no more than 3 months old.

- Can take instructions

-has a good hard work ethic

- is reliable

-have a good level of fitness

- understands that respect is earnt


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Are you willing to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol screening?
  • Are you available to work FIFO / DIDO contracts?

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