Looking for a construction or mining job? Here's what employers are looking for.

Published On : 06 Feb 2020

Recruitment specialists Hays have put together a list of the top jobs they expect to see employers hire for in the first 6 months of 2020 in Queensland. They have reviewed a total of 32 different industries including Resource & Mining and Construction.

The report finds that the Coal and Mineral Processing sectors still have a skills shortage. They predict that qualified and experienced Queenslanders will have plenty of opportunities in the first half of the year.  

Here are the top jobs to look out for:

Resource & Mining

  • Mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and surveyors (underground)
  • Metallurgists and lab technicians
  • Drill and Blast Operators
  • Heavy Diesel Fitters
  • Dump Truck and All-Round Operators
  • Auto Electricians


Civil and Commercial Construction

  • Rail Experienced Construction Workers (for the Cross River Rail, Inland Rail and Brisbane Metro projects)
  • Contract Administrators
  • Site Mangers (experience with $20m+ projects)
  • Project Mangers & Directors (experience with $100m+ projects)
  • Commercial Estimators
  • Carpenters
  • HVAC Technicians


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