Mining

Mining

Hiring Scientific & Technical Professionals for Mining projects 

In the competitive mining market, it’s your scientific, technical and engineering staff who’ll give you the edge: from exploration to production and export, maximising efficiencies in extraction, refining and processing, meeting environmental standards, and protecting your people and equipment by ensuring attention to detail at every step.

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You need a recruitment company who can provide technical staff at all levels, and who are committed to identifying suitably qualified staff for your business priorities. Our consultants have curated exceptionally specialised talent pools to truly understand how to assess the skills your organisation needs, and in particular, candidates who will add value and understand the mining environment. Evolve have got you covered.

Our comprehensive recruitment methodology and experience in the Australian resources industry makes your hiring much faster, easier and economical. From exploration, metallurgical testing, to environmental quality testing and soil and water remediation, we find scientific personnel to enhance the safety and productivity of your project site:

Scientific expertise and candidate reach: Every member of our recruitment team has a scientific background meaning they have an unrivalled understanding of the job roles they recruit for, and a meticulously qualified talent pool. Through years of operation and a partnership with NES Fircroft, we will connect you to deep talent pools on an international level. Our vast talent networks encompass individuals with exceptional environmental experience, metallurgists, chemists, geologists, and scientists of all levels.

Logistics: We care about the people we place; our service goes beyond basic recruitment to incorporate organising candidate assessments, their medical assessments and all practical logistics to ensure smooth onboarding and a safe working environment. 

Speed of service: We understand that the resources sector is highly competitive are here to remove hiring challenges for you and solve your talent needs quicky and efficiently, enabling projects and initiatives to stay on track. Our proven recruitment methodologies and large candidate networks combine for hiring success.

The lifestyle choice: We recognise that remote working locations are not for everyone, and that to pursue a scientific career in mining is a lifestyle choice. We consider the realities of life and this means we are open about the environment and place great importance on qualifying candidates’ soft skills, alongside their technical proficiencies, aiming for longevity in the hire and ultimately, retention, for site stability and workforce harmony.

Consistency in your workforce: The nature of mining work means there’s peaks and troughs which will impact site productivity. Whether we’re dealing with a multinational corporation or a smaller scale mining company, our flexible workforce solutions are equipped to accommodate your needs and maintain your operation.

We understand the blend of scientific technical skillsets and personal drivers needed for mining personnel to thrive in remote mining project sites:

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TEAMWORK: We qualify candidates’ soft skills and personal motivations to ensure they’re a good team fit with positive can-do attitudes. They must be willing to share insights and provide strategic and technical advice to co-workers, to make important contributions to the success of your resources programme. Work sites can be isolated, meaning that colleagues are often the people that candidates spend time with outside of their working hours, again making it imperative that our hires know what to expect on a social level and the lifestyle their career will embrace.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Our mining professionals know that true success in the resources field goes hand in hand with effective cross-team communication. The experts we place know how to present ideas, demonstrate procedures, supervise and liaise with different departments and funding agencies to share knowledge and keep deadlines on track.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Our talent networks keep up to date with rigorous safety standards, and will pro-actively plan out and action all requirements – from effective use of PPE to maintaining equipment and high level instrumentation - to ensure that your operations remain compliant and safe without jeopardising the project’s output.

PROBLEM-SOLVING: We will secure professionals with experience in collecting, collating and evaluating scientific data to make informed decisions about your operation, and to overcome any technical challenges. Our scientific mining and resources networks understand what it takes to achieve real breakthroughs and exude patience, determination and flexibility in equal measure to drive your project forward.

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Key positions placed, from supervisor to managerial level:

  • Chemists (Analytical / Geochemistry / Process)
  • Calibration / Instrument Operators
  • Chemical Process Operators
  • Environmental Consultants (Soil and Water Remediation, Planning and Approvals)
  • Geologists (Exploration / Resource / Mining)
  • GIS Analysts
  • Health and Safety Managers / Advisors
  • Manufacturing & Operations Management
  • Materials / Mining Engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Pilot Plant Operators
  • Quality Assurance / Systems Compliance Co-ordinators / Managers
  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Technical Sales – Instrument / Equipment
  • General Laboratory Roles

Latest Jobs

Food & FMCG
QA Co-Ordinator
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

About the company: This food organisation, renowned for quality and innovation, require the assistance of Evolve Scientific Recruitment to source a highly motivated and driven QA Co-Ordinator on a permanent basis. This exciting opportunity will report directly to the QA Manager. A leader in their field of meat and products, this organisation will assist you in career development and in return will offer you a positive and harmonious work environment along with an attractive remuneration. This position is based in Northern suburbs of Melbourne. About the role: We are currently seeking an experienced QA Co-Ordinator to join the team on a permanent basis. Manufacturing a wide variety of products, this company require a talented individual who can bring more than just their technical ability, the ideal candidate will exude passion, enthusiasm and have a great personality. Excellent problem solving / troubleshooting experience is essential. Due to production demands, the successful candidate must be flexible to work outside of normal working hours on some occasions. The main purpose of this position is to implement new QA systems and audit existing systems. Responsibilities include:Development, implementation and management of overall day to day QA strategiesEnsure that all timelines relating to raw materials, in process manufacturing and finished products are met and meet quality standardsMaintain quality assurance systems which include SQF (GSFI), WOW, COLES, CODEX, ORGANIC (NASAA)Audit existing systems and investigate non conformancesSmallgoods experience is mandatory. You will be a quality-focused individual with excellent attention to detail, have good communication skills and have the ability to work in fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have:Extensive experience in QA Management in a FMCG environment preferably meat or dairy.Demonstrated experience with external audits and QA systems (eg, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi)Strong communication and management skillsFood export experience would be highly advantageous Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Cathy or Deborah  on 9040 1630 With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
QC Analyst - Sample Management
Type:
Contract 
Location:
Glenroy, Victoria, Australia

About the company/role:   Major pharmaceutical companyLocated near Melbourne CBD12-month contract with the view to extendMon-Fri (day shift) Duties:Assist with the preparation, review, update and check of SOP’sPerform sampling of incoming raw materials, agency lines and printed materials as required Physical testing of raw materialsRetention sample management Skills & experience:  Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals or related disciplineUnderstanding of the importance of GMPStrong attention to detailAbility to work as part of a high functioning team or independentlyAdvanced literacy skills Graduates are highly encouraged to apply – full training will be provided! Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Sarah on 03 9040 1630With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Manufacturing & Operations
Manufacturing Operator
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

About the role:Our client, a leading manufacturing company based in the beautiful Sunshine Coast, require a Manufacturing Operator to join their team, for a permanent opportunity, working day shifts, Monday-Friday.  Duties of your new role include, but not be limited to:Operation of various machinery and equipmentPacking of products into containersCleaning of room and some equipment, following strict proceduresSampling of productsMaintenance and completion of database entry and administration tasksIdentify and report quality issues while workingAssist with general production duties To be successful the following attributes will be HIGHLY regarded:Experience in cosmetic, bakery, food & beverage processing or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry; or those with transferrable skills;Mechanical/Technical TAFE qualification would be highly regarded;Understanding of quality control;A high attention to detail and time management skills;A reliable and strong work ethic;A willingness to undertake and pass a full medical assessment and drug screening;And those with a great attitude who love working in a team! Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Steph on 07 3175 0680 or at brisbane@evolvescientific.com.au. With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
Operator
Type:
Contract 
Location:
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

About the role –Global Pharmaceutical Company in the Melbourne CBD.Ongoing contractCandidates must be flexible to work between the hours of 6.30am and 6.30pm. The role will be a 38-hour week with occasional overtime and weekend work.Standard 8-hour shifts.Your duties -Packing of Pharmaceutical products along the production lineMaintaining and recording manufacturing documentationCleaning of manufacturing environment – rooms and equipmentMaintaining hygiene standards and aseptic techniquesAbout you –Strong understanding of GMP and cleanroom environmentsDemonstrated experience in a similar role within the Pharmaceutical/Food industry.Candidates must also be comfortable with aseptic gowning.Strong communication skillsKnack for quick learningGoes above and beyond.Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Sarah or Chantelle on 03 9040 1630.With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Government
Inorganic Analyst
Type:
Contract 
Location:
North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

About the company/role: Based in the north of Sydney, this well-known government contract testing laboratory is looking for a Lab Technician to support technical and new development projects to expand the business capabilities within the food, health, and environmental testing market. The role is a full-time 12-month contract role. Responsibilities include:Undertake sample preparation of environmental and food samples for trace elements analysisCalibration of laboratory equipmentAssist other support teams like Customer Service or Laboratory Services if requiredSkills & experience: Tertiary qualifications in Chemistry or relatedExperience with sample preparation of environmental & food samplesKnowledge of QA/QC principles and practices within a NATA accredited laboratoryGood communication and organisational skills  Strong work ethic with good people skillsAustralian citizenship is required for this roleApply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Nikita on 02 8071 4290 or sydney@evolvescientific.com.au.With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Food & FMCG
Senior R&D Chemist
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Eastern Creek, New South Wales, Australia

About the Company/Role:       Based in the western suburbs of Sydney, this FMCG manufacturing company is a division of a multinational company with many product lines across a diverse range of products including personal care, cosmetics and household care products. The Senior Development Chemist will manage development projects and support the implementation of new products for the contract manufacturing division in Personal Care categories. Responsibilities include:Project manage all projects to completion within budget and agreed timelines.Manage the formulation and development of new innovative personal care products.Improve formulae and processes of existing products to enhance product quality and manufacturing efficiencies.Complete manufacture of laboratory scale batches for formulation development, customer sampling and stability testing.Provide support to manufacturing NPD, technical/laboratory sales and marketing personnel as required.Oversee the sourcing of raw materials and work closely with suppliers and customers to trouble shoot and provide technical advice.Assist in the investigation of out of specification results and customer complaints.Skills & Experience:Tertiary qualifications in a Chemistry or Chemical EngineeringExtensive experience in the Personal Care manufacturing industryProven track record in completing projects to full scope and on time from concept to shelfUnderstanding of technical, IP and regulatory requirements and standardsExperience with troubleshooting and implementing an investigative approachPossess strong communication skills with the ability to work with multiple levels of the businessExcellent eye for detail and accuracy skillsBenefits/Culture: Our client is committed to sustainability and providing an honest, respectful work environment. This is an excellent opportunity to enter a niche industry in Sydney in terms of product development. The product development team is made up of a close knit, social team who are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service to customers. Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Nikita on 02 8071 4290 or sydney@evolvescientific.com.au.With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
Microbiologist
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Braeside, Victoria, Australia

About the company/role:Well-known and recognized pharmaceutical company who is currently undergoing substantial growthSeeking a microbiologist to join on a 12-month fixed term contractFull time, standard working hoursThis role would be suitable for a switched-on Microbiology graduate who is keen to develop their skills in the laboratory within a GMP environment Duties: Reporting through to the Quality Systems Manager, this position will involve all routine QC testing & analysis of samples. Your duties may include but are not limited to:Raw material and packaging testingMedia preparation and aseptic microbiological testingMaintain and calibrate Laboratory equipmentEnvironmental monitoringMaintain and calibrate laboratory equipmentOut-of-specification investigations About you:Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology or a closely related disciplineUnderstanding of aseptic technique and membrane filtrationPrevious experience in pour plate method, streaking and bacterial identificationQuality-focused with excellent attention to detailAbility to work well in a team or independently Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Sarah on 9040 1630 With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
QC Chemistry Analyst
Type:
Contract 
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

About the role: As a QC Chemist your daily responsibilities include but are not limited to:HPLC, GC-MS and physical testingInspection and acceptance testing of raw materials in LIMSoperate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instrumentsUpdate SOPs and perform risk assessmentsApply procedures to ensure appropriate customer (internal/external) requirements are metProvide a customer-focused service which meets and exceeds customer requirementsAbout you:Tertiary qualification in Chemistry or closely related disciplineMUST have experience in pharmaceuticals industry performing QC testing, ideally with HPLC (highly regarded)Excellent attention to detailGood communication skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced environmentHow to Apply: Click on the "Apply Now" button with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed). Note: Applications only accepted from Australian / NZ residents with valid Australian work rights or temporary residents on work visas e.g. Working Holiday Visa. Need more information: Please call Chantelle Azzam 03 9040 1630 How to Register with Evolve: For upcoming positions please click on the "Apply Now” button. By applying to any of our roles you will also be registered for future positions unless you request not to be.  With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Food & FMCG
QA Co-Ordinator
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

About the company: This food organisation, renowned for quality and innovation, require the assistance of Evolve Scientific Recruitment to source a highly motivated and driven QA Co-Ordinator on a permanent basis. This exciting opportunity will report directly to the QA Manager. A leader in their field of meat and products, this organisation will assist you in career development and in return will offer you a positive and harmonious work environment along with an attractive remuneration. This position is based in Northern suburbs of Melbourne. About the role: We are currently seeking an experienced QA Co-Ordinator to join the team on a permanent basis. Manufacturing a wide variety of products, this company require a talented individual who can bring more than just their technical ability, the ideal candidate will exude passion, enthusiasm and have a great personality. Excellent problem solving / troubleshooting experience is essential. Due to production demands, the successful candidate must be flexible to work outside of normal working hours on some occasions. The main purpose of this position is to implement new QA systems and audit existing systems. Responsibilities include:Development, implementation and management of overall day to day QA strategiesEnsure that all timelines relating to raw materials, in process manufacturing and finished products are met and meet quality standardsMaintain quality assurance systems which include SQF (GSFI), WOW, COLES, CODEX, ORGANIC (NASAA)Audit existing systems and investigate non conformancesSmallgoods experience is mandatory. You will be a quality-focused individual with excellent attention to detail, have good communication skills and have the ability to work in fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have:Extensive experience in QA Management in a FMCG environment preferably meat or dairy.Demonstrated experience with external audits and QA systems (eg, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi)Strong communication and management skillsFood export experience would be highly advantageous Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Cathy or Deborah  on 9040 1630 With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
QC Analyst - Sample Management
Type:
Contract 
Location:
Glenroy, Victoria, Australia

About the company/role:   Major pharmaceutical companyLocated near Melbourne CBD12-month contract with the view to extendMon-Fri (day shift) Duties:Assist with the preparation, review, update and check of SOP’sPerform sampling of incoming raw materials, agency lines and printed materials as required Physical testing of raw materialsRetention sample management Skills & experience:  Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals or related disciplineUnderstanding of the importance of GMPStrong attention to detailAbility to work as part of a high functioning team or independentlyAdvanced literacy skills Graduates are highly encouraged to apply – full training will be provided! Apply! If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).   Or, if you have any questions, please contact Sarah on 03 9040 1630With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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