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International Applicants

Have you ever dreamed of starting your career in the resources sector in Australia? Now is your chance!
Schlam is searching for the best possible talent across the globe and has opened international applications for a short time only. Regardless of where you are from, if you have the necessary mechanical skills and experience in heavy mining equipment, we want to hear from you.
Be quick, your opportunity to apply won’t last long.
Great culture
Excellent Compensation
Career Development Opportunities
Job Security


Roles Available:

HD Mechanics

Drill and Digger Fitters

Auto Electricians

(Fly-in fly-out from Perth Western Australia)

Trade Certificates are a mandatory requirement.

Due to ongoing growth in our organisation, we are expanding our Mechanical team. With access to over 40 sites across the Pilbara and Goldfields region of Western Australia and the biggest contracts in the industry – we are looking for the very best talent to grow with us.

Schlam is proud to offer the industry’s most competitive rates, your choice of rosters, permanent contracts with guaranteed work, paid training and upskilling, visible career development and job security to settle here in Australia.

Design your career, your way at Schlam.


At Schlam, we’ve streamlined our VISA process to ensure a smooth and efficient experience for all our international sponsorships. To accomplish this, we’ve partnered with a Migration agency that specialises in facilitating international sponsorships. 

To learn more about our visa process download our International Application Pack.


Schlam provides the following for all International VISA candidates:

482 VISA Sponsorship – covering all associated costs

1 way flight from your country to Perth, Australia

Accommodation for the first month living in Australia

Private Health Insurance for the first month living in Australia 

Any necessary or required tickets and licenses for mine sites 

Full Personal Protective Equipment including shirts, pants, boots, jacket, helmet, cap/beanie, button up shirt, safety glasses, lunch boxes and some awesome Schlam goodies!

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support – access to help and support for your mental health and wellbeing programs


Working in our close-knit team you will work on a range of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, shovels, dozers, graders and loaders. You may carry out breakdown service and repair work for heavy mobile equipment both in the field or pit and in a workshop.

Some other duties include;

Routine Maintenance – regular inspections and preventative maintenance.

Repairs – Diagnosing and repairing mechanical, hydraulic and electrical issues.

Component replacement – replacing worn or damaged parts such as engines, transmissions. and hydraulic systems.

Safety Compliance – ensuring equipment meets safety standards and regulations.

Documentation – maintaining detailed records of maintenance and report work for equipment history and compliance purposes.

Emergency repairs – responding to breakdowns and emergencies to get equipment back into operation as quickly as possible.

Upgrades – installing modifications and upgrades to improve performance and efficiency.

What skills do I need to join Schlam?

In addition to your HD Mechanic Trade Qualification, you will also need:

Valid Driver’s Licence

High-Risk Licence

National Police Check

What machinery experience do I need?

Applicants with experience in the following machinery will be at an advantage:

Excavators – Hitachi

Trucks – Caterpillar

Loaders – Komatsu

Dozers – Komatsu

Graders – Caterpillar


Uploading of Supporting Documents is mandatory. These documents include;

  • Passports – yourself and family
  • Driver’s License
  • Trade Certificate/s
  • Tickets/Licenses/Training
  • Headshot photo

Current CV in English (no cover letter please)

Video Application (a mandatory and main component of this process)


Schlam is one of Australia’s largest privately owned mining products and services companies. Our 500% growth over the last four years and ambitious plans to expand and reach further across Australia and international borders mean golden employment opportunities.

We have mining industry jobs with incredibly flexible employment conditions and competitive rates for talented individuals. We’re building a team of the best in the business. We are an equal opportunity employer and have achieved DMW/POEA Accreditation to ensure we comply with the standards, guidelines, and regulations to protect the rights and welfare of international workers.

we’re building a team

Maintenance & Shutdown Teams

Repair, rebuild and maintain all makes and models of heavy mobile equipment.
Extend your experience on a variety of fixed plant including crushing, processing and conveyor systems.

Schlam invests in its people.

Schlam looks after me really well – they pay for my education, and I can’t be more grateful for that.

They’ve given me so many opportunities – covered my TAFE, covered my forklift ticket.

The learning is what I like the most. The opportunity to do upgrades in Queensland is very limited, but the industry standard in WA is much better, and Schlam helps you get there.

I’ve had more training opportunities in 5 months at Schlam than I did in the 1.5 years I was at my previous company for.

They do what they can to give you some sort of qualification. Most companies don’t seem to care about that, but Schlam does right by you.

Opportunity is what makes me stay at Schlam – growing and further development.

Apply Now

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the best in the business, or if you are looking for an opportunity to thrive in Australia, Schlam welcomes you.

There is no charge to submit your application with Schlam.

International applications will close by 5pm on Saturday 28 October 2023. No application will be accepted after this deadline.

Once applications are closed, our Hiring Manager will review applications and your will notified is you are successful. If so, you will progress to Stage Two where you will be required to submit a video and participate in an interview with our Management team.

Why work for Schlam?

Read what real Schlam employees have to say

I started working for Schlam in November 2023. A friend who is working in Australia introduced me to Schlam. I applied and was given an offer. The visa processing was a bit slow but yielded positive results. I was very excited when I started work in Australia. Although I’m accustomed to Caterpillar products, I have been exposed to different brands of machines like Komatsu, Terex, Letourneau and even Man Diesel. There are certain aspects of machines, like fire suppression and electrical checks, which have helped me acquire more experience and different methodologies.

When I moved to my first site, I met different people from all different backgrounds. Schlam made my life easy when I first started and the leadership of Schlam is supportive. I will always recommend Schlam to anybody whether overseas or international.

Seth Botchway – Ghana

I chose Schlam before mainly because they offered the highest in terms of money. But after working with them for a while now, I believe it will be hard to find another company that offers more than Schlam. Working with Schlam is like working with a good friend. They remove all the usual challenges and focus on how they are going to help their employee grow. With the current management steering the wheel, I believe the tagline ‘aiming higher’ won’t be just words. I believe we will get there. There will be obstacles along the line but nothing good teamwork won’t overcome. To all aspiring applicants from overseas, my message to you is that being with Schlam is one of the best choices I made in my life so far, so why not come and join us and prosper together!

Rodolfo Lucero – Philippines

After 13 years struggling to secure a job again in Australia, finally Schlam gave me the opportunity to work in the mining sector after I left Australia back in 2013. Thank the management team of Schlam for having trust & confidence in my role as HD Fitter. I really enjoy working with Schlam and I am proud to carry the flag for Schlam

Michael Pandai – PNG

Working with Schlam has been a wonderful experience! I joined Schlam 5 months after relocating to Perth WA from African Zambia. Schlam is a company that values their employee’s work-life balance and promotes a holistic person-centered approach to motivate one’s best work. Beyond all the amazing tangible company perks, the management team are the best in the industry and has entrusted me with responsibilities and helped me accelerate my growth in the industry as HD Mechanic.

My VISA transfer was handled by professionals and communication was kept updated on all requirements.

Working in WA has been wonderful and life-changing as I have expanded my expertise, securing my financial stability and responsibilities moving in the right direction. As well as this, I have learnt more about different cultures and have gained vast experience in my field.

I am glad to have joined the team as it has brought so many opportunities and growth in my work career. I contribute positively to the growth and sustainability of the company and look forward to working more years to come with Schlam.

Facewell Maliseni – Zambia

Though I had offers from other organisations, I chose Schlam above all for many reasons – like higher pay rate, family sponsorship etc. The visa process was straight to the point and there was no break in communication 24/7 from both Schlam and the migration agent. Every question was given the attention it required despite these people having multiple tasks to handle they didn’t disappoint.

I can confirm that am having a blast of my life here in Australia particularly WA, both at site and on my R&R in Perth, I have no regrets, it’s an everyday adventure! With a beautiful city, beautiful people, beautiful places, beautiful communities, and beautiful Schlam.

The most difficult part was leaving my family, particularly my wife and kids though I can testify that the same wife, kids, siblings, and parents have admitted to saying it’s worth the sacrifice. Am the happiest person and I call joining Schlam and relocating to Aussie as a rare privilege. I would recommend joining Schlam over and over to any skilled person out there. Thank you!

Brian Mukasayi – Zambia

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