Mining Industry

Blast Your Way Into A FIFO Job

As the mining sector continues to prove a gold mine for job opportunities and companies desperate for quality talent, it’s no surprise that flying in and flying out work is becoming more popular with young professionals.  “Fly-in-fly-out”, more commonly referred to as FIFO, is the term used to describe someone who flies to a job

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What Is a MEM Boilermaker And How Do You Become One?

Western Australia’s thriving mining industry means there’s a high demand for skilled Heavy Fabrication tradespeople. In particular, a Boilermaker’s job prospects are very healthy right now, especially in the mining industry where large pay packets and exciting projects lure some of the best craftsmen and women in their field.  At Schlam, our Fabrication crews in

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Why Wa Is A Great Place To Start Your Career In Mining

With fantastic weather, affordable quality housing, awesome outdoor activities, low crime rates and an expanding job market, Western Australia is one of the best places to live and work in the world right now!  With the city’s relaxed pace of life and warm, friendly atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’re on a permanent R&R here in

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What Is A HD Mechanic and How Do You Become One?

The mining industry continues to thrive in Australia. Thus, HD mechanic jobs also continue to be in very high demand.   Do you love working with your hands? Do you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together? Have you always had a fascination with heavy equipment? If so, a career in heavy diesel mechanics

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A Critical Shortage Of Welders Threatens To Disrupt The Globe

We know there is a skills shortage in Australia, but nothing aims to threaten the mining industry like the critical shortage of welders.  The problem isn’t exclusively felt in Australian mining. In almost every industry across the world, welding has a transverse part to play in energy, defence, rail and transportation projects too. This severe

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We’re Adopting The Global Smarts To Improve Our Efficiences

It’s been a great year for Schlam as we’re closing in on our biggest year yet for dump tray sales. Our Forrestfield production team have played a big part in this achievement by using global smarts to improve efficiencies to enable us to build and sell more trays. Inefficiencies can be detrimental to any manufacturing

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Helping Our Clients To Support Local Charities

Schlam’s success can be attributed to product innovation and working ‘stronger together’, especially with our clients. Recently we assisted the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) mine in NSW to support local charities and community groups.  The first three of five new Komatsu 930-E dump trucks were recently delivered to HVO – all of which have been

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Waroona; Where It All Started

Nothing can quite compare to the quick progression and evolution of the mining industry but when we reflect on where Schlam is today, we can’t help but think that our 25 year history is quite spectacular!  After being in business since 1996, Schlam Welding was renamed to be Schlam Engineering in 2011, with a state-of-the-art

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The Team Behind The Trays

In the mining industry, you’d often see news stories that hero the materials and machinery or the capabilities of each product. Whether it’s the strength, durability or load capacity, or even the people who maintain these precious machines on site whilst they work. But what you don’t often read about is the people who build

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Hercules Future of Mining

Hercules: Changing The Future Of Mining, One Load At A Time

The Hercules’ innovative curved dump body design is revolutionising the payload capacity of all classes of haul trucks. The Hercules is lighter, stronger, more durable, requires less maintenance and can carry more dirt than the rest. The curved design reduces stress throughout the dump body, enabling us to go thinner and lighter while maintaining structural

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