BHP needs 120 new workers at its Olympic Dam in Australia
World’s No.1 mining company BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) (LON:BLT) said Friday it was looking to fill 120 new positions at its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in South Australia during the next 12 months.
The available jobs are mostly at the underground section of the mine, near Roxby Downs, as well as at the company’s offices in South Australia’s capital Adelaide.
The recruitment drive follows the company’s announcement earlier this year that it would spend A$600 million (about $460m) at Olympic Dam in the current financial year — the most significant investment BHP has ever made in South Australia.
Olympic Dam asset president Jacqui McGill said a wide variety of job opportunities were on offer, including project managers, project analysts, truck drivers, jumbo operators and loader drivers.
She added the recruitment process has begun today at the JOBEX expo in Adelaide.
“We have a great future, we have sustainable growth plans and we are investing right here in South Australia to make the Olympic Dam operation modern and technologically advanced,” she said in a statement.
Currently, BHP has a workforce of around 3,500 in South Australia based in Roxby Downs and at its downtown Adelaide’s offices.
The Olympic Dam, the world’s fifth largest copper deposit and the No.1 uranium one, has been in operations since the late 1980s, but 70% of its resource remains untouched.