A surging nickel price has prompted the owner of a Ravensthorpe mine site to restart operations early next year, creating more than 350 jobs. First Quantum Minerals confirmed on Tuesday it would re-open its Ravensthorpe nickel operation in the next six months, with a region-wide job search beginning next week.
That search will include an Albany jobs fair on Tuesday, when senior First Quantum HR staff will explain the jobs available, skills required, and proposed rosters, and answer applicants’ questions.
The Albany Advertiser understands the company will be looking for employees with skills ranging from qualified electricians to non-qualified roles in administration, agriculture and transport.
Rosters are set to be eight days on, six days off, with the potential for bus transport from Albany and Esperance to Ravensthorpe. Permanent relocation to Hopetoun will also be offered. FQM Australia nickel general manager Anthony Mukutuma said the company hoped to fill at least 50 jobs from Albany.
“We believe there (are) a lot of people in and around Albany with the right skills and experience for us, particularly tradespeople,” he said.
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