WesTrac offers 250 job opportunities

WesTrac is on the hunt for Western Australian-based workers to fill 250 mechanical and electrical jobs for the company.

The Caterpillar dealer stated fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and residential options are available for successful applicants.

This comes in light of Western Australia’s hard border closure that came into effect Sunday night in response to the coronavirus.

However, the state has given exemption to FIFO workers and their families on the condition 14-day quarantine measures are followed upon arrival.

The company has continued to serve customers despite the coronavirus’ impact on the industry, according to WesTrac chief executive officer Jarvas Croome.

“We’ve implemented necessary safety measures and are working closely with customers to ensure all requirements are adhered to when it comes to movement of people and equipment,” Croome said.

“Also, given the recent border closures in Western Australia, for logistical reasons we’re focusing on recruiting people already resident in the state.”

Although the initial contract terms will be fixed, the company remains committed to offering long-term career opportunities for the right applicants.

“With ongoing training and development available for the right people, there are some exciting prospects for anyone looking for job security in these challenging times,” Croome said.

According to WestTrac general manager people and culture Tanya Eales, the roles available will provide essential services to mining and resources clients

“We’re focused on providing essential services to support key industries and need a large team of skilled people to do that,” Eales said.

“It’s a great opportunity for anyone with the appropriate skills who has recently become unemployed, been stood down or is looking for a change.

“A trade certificate is not necessary if people have a suitable level of experience working in relevant mechanical roles, or auto electrical and electrical technician positions.”

The available opportunities include contract lengths of three, six and 12 months.

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