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Bechtel searches for more skilled workers

THE availability of jobs on the LNG projects for Gladstone residents has been a hot topic this year.

In an effort to bring as many locals on board as possible, the Bechtel recruitment team will be appearing at shopping centres again this month looking for skilled people wanting to advance their careers in the construction industry.

Despite some perceptions the company does not employ enough locals, Bechtel said its employment program focuses on employing locally first. Its recruitment team has regularly hit the streets throughout Gladstone in an effort to attract as many workers from the region as possible.

Recruitment supervisor Joel Herbert said more than 4000 of the current workforce was local residents.

"With a total workforce of more than 8000, we are by far the biggest employer in the region and by far the biggest employer of locals in the region," he said.

"The current trades we are specifically targeting are riggers, crane operators, pipe fitters, boiler maker/welders and special class welders," Mr Herbert said. "We're looking for these people right now and our need for people in these fields will increase significantly through the first half of 2013.

"We are also on the hunt for mechanical and electrical trade assistants and labourers to complement our trade roles."

Mr Herbert said other trades that will be ramping up later next year include electrical/instrumentation, sheet metal workers and laggers/insulators.

Info sessions

The Bechtel recruitment team will be at:

  • Kin Kora Shopping Centre, December 13, 3.30-8pm
  • Centro Valley Shopping Centre, December 14, 11am-5.30pm
  • Visit gladstoneprojects.com

Topics:  curtis island jobs, gladstone employment, lng projects




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