People and Mining

Morgan Jones is the HR Superintendent for Port Operations at Fortescue.

Lucy Nash chats to Morgan Jones, HR Superintendent. He chats about the working conditions and lifestyle or working at Fortescue. He shares the challenges and the changes of moving across the country to work at Fortescue.

He shares the networks available in Fortescue to help new employees integrate in the community.

Fortescue is looking for multi-skilled operators, electrical and mechanical tradespeople, planning and engineering and business services.The jobs look very appealing because the company covers relocation costs of moving to Port Hedland and provides you with housing for the whole family.

Most mining operations are fly in fly out so Port Operations workers have an advantage of being able to live on site. Capable employees must be able to meet the physical demands of jobs that are done for twelve hours in the heat.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Lucy Nash