Wanted a job on the power station upgrade? You can't
THE 350 jobs promised by the announcement the Callide Power Station would be overhauled have already been filled.
The company that scored a State Government contract has recruited hundreds of workers from all over Queensland for the $31million job.
MHPS Plant Services, the company which won the government tender, has recruited workers to fill a litany of skilled positions, including trades assistants, technicians, fitters and turners, scaffolders, engineers.
The 350 workers recruited for the overhaul will work alongside the Callide Power Station's existing 205 employees.
An MHPS spokeswoman said while "many workers" would be from Central Queensland, it has also recruited workers from "elsewhere in Qld".
She said with the overhaul just two months away, the company needed to recruit well in advance as it was a "major logistical exercise".
But MHPS said it would reveal which subcontractors -- which are expected to include local companies -- would also be a part of the two-month project. The work will start in July when state owned-owned electricity generator CS Energy Limited will start the major service of Unit 1 at the Callide B Power Station, 18km west of Biloela.