Coburn ignites fresh job opportunities

There are new career opportunities with Holcim Australia’s mobile projects team in Western Australia – now working on a mineral sands projects 240km north of Geraldton.

FIFO roles include project supervisors, lead batchers, agitator drivers, and project managers.

Holcim’s mobile batch plant will provide concrete for essential infrastructure at the Coburn Mineral Sands Project. The project is a long life, multi decade operation and will generate a host of socio-economic benefits including capital inflows to regional Australia, significant job creation, indigenous engagement, training and job diversity as well local business opportunities and community partnership programs.

Operated by Coburn, wholly owned by Strandline Resources, the site is a world-scale mineral sands deposit, containing a rich zircon-titanium deposit. Zircon will be the main product by revenue from the project. More than 50% of global zircon production is consumed by the ceramics industry to produce sanitary ware (toilets, basins), wall tiles, dinnerware, glazed bricks, and industrial tiles.

Led by Glenn Alexander and Paul Strachan, the Holcim mobile team experienced the remote nature of the site during set up, utilising satellite communications in place of mobile network coverage and were assisted by both local and metro-based resourcing from Geraldton and Perth.

Zircon is used in the ceramics industry to produce toilets, basins, and wall tiles.

“The project team will supply concrete for over 23 weeks and look forward to working closely with Strandline Resources as we aim to complete concrete supply for the project in early 2022,” says Cassie Andrews, Mobile Projects Manager – WA.

Holcim Australia is looking to fill a variety of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) roles, working on a variety of new constructions like the Coburn Mineral Sands Project. Roles include project supervisors, lead batchers, agitator drivers, and project managers.

If you’re interested, please check out our current advertised positions – or share with your network if you know someone who might be interested.