TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FIFO JOBS

TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FIFO JOBS

For more than 25 years, Schlam has been helping mining job seekers find their perfect job in the mining industry.

Over that time, we’ve been asked almost every question under the hot Pilbara sun about a career in mining.

We asked the recruitment team from our People Solutions division to narrow these questions down into their all time Top 10 FAQ’s about Schlam’s FIFO jobs and they have also been so kind to provide the answers to these most frequently asked questions. 

If you are considering a FIFO opportunity with Schlam, or would just like to better understand what is involved, we hope this helps.

1)  Where is Schlam headquartered?

Our headquarters is located in Welshpool, Western Australia. We recently moved our headquarters to facilitate further growth. We also have operations in several locations around Western Australia.

2)  What field service roles do you commonly hire?

HD Mechanics, Auto Electricians, Light Vehicle Mechanics, Service Persons, MEM Boilermakers, Line Borers, Painter Blasters, and Trade Assistants.

3) What rosters do you have on offer?

Depending on the role, we typically have fixed roster options for 8/6, 2/1, 2/2, 3/1, and casual arrangements.

4) Where do Schlam’s people work?

Our People Solutions crew work across the Pilbara on many sites, including the Tier 1 miners and other operators. We have new opportunities coming up regularly as we expand into new territories.

5) What are the benefits of working with Schlam?

Besides working with a fantastic crew, we have a range of benefits such as:

  • Superannuation paid on all hours worked
  • Getting paid for offsite training and inductions
  • Novated Leasing and Salary Sacrifice
  • Exclusive access to our app-based Employee Benefits Program, with discounts at over 400 retailers around Australia
  • Free counselling services for you and your family through our Employee Assistance Program
  • And an innovative referral program

6)  Do you offer Visa sponsorship?

No, we do not offer visa sponsorship. Only Australian Citizens and Permanent Resident visa holders are eligible at this time.

7)  Do you employ people who live interstate for FIFO roles?

Yes, we offer interstate FIFO from most capital cities, but please keep in mind that you must comply with all state and federal government border requirements.

8) Am I required to have my COVID-19 vaccinations to work for Schlam?

As a service provider to the mining sector in Western Australia, we are required to comply with state legislation and our client’s site access requirements. For up-to-date information, please refer to WWW.HEALTH.WA.GOV.AU

9)  How do my tools get to the site?

We recommend carrying one to two bags (max 10kg each) with essential tooling on your initial mobilisation flight. We will arrange for your toolbox to be sent to the site.

10) Does Schlam have an upskilling program?

We sure do! We have several Light Vehicle and Heavy Road Transport Mechanics upskilling to HD Plant Mechanic trade qualifications and Trade Assistants moving up to Service Person and Boilermaker roles.

If you are interested learning more about in a career in the Mining industry with Schlam, please visit our CAREERS PAGE.

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