Mining Jobs in WA

Widely known and respected for its depth of knowledge and understanding across both the national and international mining sector, the Scotford Fennessy mining recruitment team is best placed to assist you in acquiring the Australian mining industry’s top talent. Our goal is to maintain our position as one of the most successful mining recruitment agencies in Perth.

The recruitment experts in mining

WA’s mining sector is a major contributor to the state’s economy, employing more than 150,000 people. With an average salary of $110,000, the industry offers high-paying jobs across a range of roles. In recent years, salaries for key positions within the sector have risen sharply, especially for in-demand trades such as Mining Engineers, Diesel Mechanics, and Automotive Electricians, who can now command salaries of $250,000 or more.

Overall, our knowledge and connections at Scotford Fennessy can be a significant advantage for job seekers in the mining industry, especially those looking to secure high-paying roles. As recruitment specialists in Perth, we have extensive knowledge of the industry’s hiring practices and are able to connect job seekers with opportunities that are not publicly available.

Our relationships with key stakeholders in the industry mean that we are often the first to hear about new job openings, both advertised and unadvertised. This gives our candidates an advantage in the job search process, as they can apply for positions before they are widely advertised.

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We recruit for technical, operational and maintenance roles across the following areas:

Engineering & Science

  • Process & Metallurgical Technicians
  • Mining Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Mine Surveyors

Drivers & Operators

  • Truck Drivers
  • Dozer Operators
  • Crane Operators
  • Dump Truck Operators


  • Plant Mechanics
  • Vehicle Mechanics
  • Diesel Mechanics

Administration & Support

  • Accounting roles
  • Administration roles
  • Human Resources roles
  • OHS Specialists


We are proud to provide a comprehensive range of roles to support the mining and resources sector. From production and maintenance to managerial and corporate positions, we have the expertise to fill any recruitment need your business may have. Our experienced mining team has a deep understanding of the industry and a proven track record of delivering results for our clients. Whether you’re looking to fill a specific role or need advice on building a strong mining team, we’re here to help.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can support your business.


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As the largest mining state in Australia, WA produces 95% of the country’s iron ore and is considered one of the best gold mining jurisdictions worldwide. It’s no wonder we also have the highest demand for skilled mining workers, and when it comes to mining jobs — Perth job seekers can find opportunities in any of the states’ booming mining towns.


With a rich history of gold mining dating back to the late 1800s, Kalgoorlie Boulder is Western Australia’s largest mining town. It is home to the famous Super Pit open cut gold mine site, and hosts Diggers and Dealers, which is Australia’s premier mining conference. Since the gold rush, Kalgoorlie has maintained its position as one of the biggest mining towns in Western Australia.


Located approximately 1400km north of Perth, Tom Price is one of the Pilbara region’s largest iron ore mining towns, and is WA’s highest town above sea level. This affluent mining town is the closest town to the Mount Tom Price mine operated by Rio Tinto.


Originally built by the Newman Mining Company in the 1960s, Newman stands as one of WA’s richest iron ore deposits with the Mount Whaleback mine producing approximately 88.8million metric tons per annum.


Port Hedland is the second largest town in WA’s Pilbara region and home to Australia’s highest tonnage port. Nearby you will find the Poondano Mine, the Eliwana Iron Ore Project and the Roy Hill mine to name a few.

FAQs for those looking to work in the mines

What do you need to work in the mines?

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Before you can work in the mines anywhere throughout Australia, you will need to meet the following legal and safety requirements.

  • Minimum 6-8 months experience.
  • Drug and alcohol-free and able to pass both drug and alcohol tests before reaching site.
  • Equipped with a national police certificate (some states may require you to submit a pre-employment national police certificate).
  • Keen to work remotely, with the flexibility to work either long or short-term FIFO or DIDO assignments.
  • Physically fit and able to pass a pre-employment medical.

What are the benefits of working FIFO in WA

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FIFO work stands as one of the best ways for young Australians to set themselves up financially. Perth based mining recruitment agency is perfectly positioned to recruit for a huge volume of mining job vacancies.

The FIFO mining life has some massive benefits that make it incredibly popular for WA workers.

FIFO work can boost your income

Most FIFO jobs are offering double what you could expect from similar roles in the Perth Metro Area. This could be the foot in the door for those looking to buy a home for their family in our sunny city of Perth.

Perth is conveniently located to the biggest WA mining sites

Most of Australia’s biggest mining project are located only a short flight from Perth airport with those working in towns like Tom Price spending less than 3 hours in the air.