Shutdown Jobs

Are you looking for shutdown work? You may like to register with WorkPac Group on their website at

Disclaimer: Posting details of this organisation is in no way an endorsement, nor do I have any relationship with this business.

Shutdown Work

Are you looking for shutdown work?  You may like to register with Shutdowns Australia on their website at or Pilbara Access – on their website at, (Pilbara Access is a specialist Scaffolding and Rope Access business).

Disclaimer: Posting details of these organisations is in no way an endorsement, nor do I have any relationship with these businesses.

Australian LNG Projects

Do you know where Australia’s LNG Projects are situated?  No?  Then click on the link to APPEA’s map which shows each location.  If you then click on the individual icons, you will find additional project details.

Mining companies hiring shutdown & other personnel


With trades and associated jobs in short supply in Gippsland at the moment, I thought I would list companies in other parts of Australia which may hire shutdown personnel or have other listed vacancies. Not all of these companies will offer FIFO positions, but I have included them all in case you have relatives or friends in a particular area that you could stay with.

Do note that I have no association with, or connections to these companies, so this post is not an endorsement of the companies, it is simply a signpost to other opportunities that may be out there. This is by no means an exhaustive list as these companies are just the ones that came to mind quickly, so please feel free to add to it.

Want to work on the Darwin LNG project?

The Ichthys Project has been established to construct onshore LNG facilities near Darwin. The attached link takes you to the official web site which has a link that will take you to the project’s job website.  Make sure you take a good look round the project website so that you have a clear understanding of what is required before you make your application.  Before you apply, make sure your contact, employment and training details are current and that your resume is professionally presented. ..


Want to work on the Wheatstone project?

looking-for-a-job-68958_640The Wheatstone Project, in its initial phase will consist of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum along with a domestic gas plant.  Situated at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia, the project is a joint venture employing a significant number of contractors.  The attached link takes you to the official site which has a listing of contractors advertising related positions.  Maybe there is a job listed that is just right for you!

Before you apply, make sure your contact, employment and training details are current and that your resume is professionally presented.  Also read the how to apply guide which is included on the site.


The importance of you in a job interview

question-mark-96285_640Picture this.  You and eleven other people have been shortlisted for a job interview.  You all have a similar level of technical skills, and a similar level of transferable skills.  So how will you achieve the ultimate prize in the face of strong competition?  What sets you apart from other candidates? Part of the answer to that question may lie in you the person, in those things that make you uniquely you.

As a human being, you have an individual set of values, attitudes, traits and talents which sets you apart from the next person.  What then, makes you, uniquely you?  Answers to this question can be found in various ways.  Try asking yourself:

  • What is my reputation in the workplace, what am I the ‘go to’ person for, the one person people seek out when a specific need arises?
  • What presses my buttons in the workplace?  Is it a safety matter or issues surrounding respect or listening, or something else entirely?
  • What do I want to be remembered for as a person, as an individual?

These are just some of the questions you can ask yourself in the quest to find out who you are, what you stand for, and how that may be of value to this particular employer.