Infographic on Mining Jobs in the Pilbara

BY: Tracey Mesken30/01/2017

​WorkPac surveyed over 250 Western Australians to understand what’s important to people working and living in the Pilbara.Check out our infographic on favourite rosters, job roles, pay, how many workers FIFO, what influences people to relocate and more. Call your local business centre todayWorkPac Karratha +61 8 9159 6622WorkPac Newman +61 8 9177 9722WorkPac Port Hedland +61 8 9158 5522WorkPac Tom Price +61 8 9189 2922


World first - Driverless trucks move iron ore in Pilbara mines

BY: Tracey Mesken10/12/2015

​Rio Tinto's mines in the Pilbara, Western Australia, are the first two in the world to move all iron ore using remote controlled trucks.​Workers are controlling the driverless trucks from an operations centre in Perth, 1,200 kilometres from Rio Tinto's pits at Yandicoogina and Nammuldi.Josh Bennett, Rio Tinto Mining Manger for operations at Yandicoogina, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the technology mitigates dangerous jobs while also slashing operating costs."We have taken away a very high risk role, where employees are exposed to fatigue," he said.Mr Bennett said newly created jobs for highly skilled positions would eventuate from this beneficial technology.Read the full story by Kathryn Diss via ABC News, here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-18/rio-tinto-opens-worlds-first-automated-mine/6863814Source: Kathryn Diss, ABC News, 19th October 2015.