Global recruitment specialist Hays has released its quarterly report into recruitment trends for the April – June 2012 quarter.


NSW is experience a shortage of Mining Engineers, Technical Service Managers, Metallurgists, Maintenance Planners, Maintenance Supervisors and Mine Surveyors due to organic growth, developing mines or employees getting promoted or moving states.


Demand for mining equipment domestically and internationally has increased the need for Product Engineers, Design Engineers for Mining OEMs and candidates with specific product knowledge.


Degree qualified and experienced Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Civil Supervisors and Civil Project Managers with experience delivering mining infrastructure projects are in high demand.


“These candidates are needed to staff a large number of projects that are underway across northern New South Wales and a number of other large projects being awarded mid 2012. This will fuel a further shortage of experienced civil and mechanical experts with heavy industrial construction experience,” says the report.


With resources in the NT booming, there has been a significant increase in design and engineering roles in most disciplines. Furthermore, new “entrants” into the market are looking for team-members and those with experience in establishing a business.


SA needs Mine Engineers (underground, open pit and consulting), Geologists with exploration and/or mine geology backgrounds, Senior Mechanical Engineers, Drill & Blast Engineers, Estimators and Supervisors, Diesel Fitters and Drillers at all levels.


“With new mining projects on the rise and existing sites either commencing or expanding production, a deep skills shortages is being created in the market. Furthermore mines which have started up in the past 12 months are now turning over their staff and are opening opportunities with existing operators. More candidates are needed to both replenish but also to increase the skills level across most sites,” says the report.


QLD is in need of experienced mining staff for the mining sector, then geologists, maintenance planning and scheduling professionals.


For WA, demand remains high in technical areas for First Class Mine Managers/Quarry Managers, Mine and Exploration Geologists, Mining Engineers, Surveyors, Maintenance Professionals and Process Engineers and Metallurgists.


The report can be found here.