Watching for Jobs at the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

Watching for Jobs at the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects from all over the country.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  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 sites and projects around Australia.

About the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

Quick facts:

  • 20,000tpa lithium hydroxide plant at Kemerton is South West WA.
  • Located – 150 klms south of Perth
  • Estimated $1 billion project.
  • Plant is planned to  process Spodumene ore concentrate from the Talison mine in Greenbushes, – 25o klms south of Perth.
  • Scheduled for commissioning in the second quarter of 2019.
  • The project is expected to create:
    • 300 jobs during construction,
    • 300 jobs at initial operations in 2020,
    • and 500 jobs at full production.


Occupations Potentially Required for the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

A construction job like this will usually require:

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Trades
  • Plumbing Trades
  • Refrigeration Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Dogging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourers / Trades Assistants
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors

Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project – WA

As we are made aware of works contracts being awarded we will update this article.

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Albermarle Kemerton Lithium Plant Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to this article.

Disclaimer: 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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