Job Sites: How to Find a Job at the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines – WA

Job Sites: How to Find a Job at the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines – WA

In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours, plus a few other exotic locations.  In each post we include an Overview of the site, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, potential Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that may help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements – if there are any.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major job sites around Australia.

Note:  ‘Job Site’ articles are aimed to help workers looking for production, maintenance, shutdown and contracting work.  If you are looking for Major Construction Project Jobs you may want to check out our Major Project Articles.

About the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines

  • Barrick Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and Newmont Asia Pacific Ltd are 50/50 JV owners of the management company Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM). Who operate,
    • the Fimiston Open Pit (Super Pit),
    • Mt Charlotte Underground Mine,
    • the Fimiston Processing Plants,
    • Gidji Processing Plants.

Quick Facts:

  • 50/50 owned by Barrick Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and Newmont Asia Pacific Ltd
  • The mines are near the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in the Goldfields-Esperance region approximately 600 km’s east of Perth in Western Australia
  • The Super Pit is approximately 3.6 kilometres long, 1.6 kilometres  wide and 512 metres deep
  • KCGM produces around 700,000 ounces of gold each year
  • KCGM Life of Mine Plan sees gold processing until around 2029
  • KCGM continues to look for opportunities to extend mine life
  • KCGM is a residential mine site. Its 1,100 employees and contractors live in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • In 2011 Kalgoorlie had a population of 31,107


Companies Involved with the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines

Companies that have held contracts with the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines for shutdowns and projects in the past: 

We will continually update this list overtime and share any announcements.  

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Occupations Potentially Required for Jobs at 
the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines

  • Instrumentation & Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Boilermakers
  • Gas Fitters Trades
  • Plumbers
  • Builders
  • Formworkers / Concretors
  • Plant Operators
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Crane Operators / Riggers / Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistants
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervision


Qualifications to Help you get a Job at the ‘Super Pit’ and Surrounding Gold Mines


Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate. Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition

Disclaimer: Cribhut Group is not an employer or recruiter for the above mentioned site, this article is provided for information purposes only.  Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.  

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