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From Ayr to Zilzie and everywhere in between—Haynes is your one-stop shop for Queensland recruitment and labour-hire needs.

Haynes supports you through your search for qualified candidates and general labour. We’ve helped fill positions from office assistants to engineers, from tradies, builders, electricians and plumbers – all the way up to executive management.

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With over 30 years of experience in Queensland markets, Haynes has placed candidates in towns across the state:

The Queensland government continues to promote renewable electricity projects across the state. The demand for short term blue collar and labour staff will only rise as more and more projects are approved and work begins. Haynes has been invested in the solar and wind farm construction space for several years. With a number of completed projects on our books our team has a strong network of connections and trust.

Recruiting skilled workers for the civil construction and manufacturing industries in Queensland can be difficult due to its complexity and high-risk nature. The industry requires candidates with expertise in project management, engineering, and construction techniques to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of infrastructure projects.

Our Queensland recruiters are located in Brisbane, Chinchilla, Mackay and Townsville. We value being present and active in communities across the state by ensuring that area managers are on-site to meet our client’s needs and our candidate’s expectations.

We’re proud of our Queensland partnerships with Hastings Deering, Interflow, Minjar Gold Projects (Palmina), RMS Engineering, and Metroll Australia – just some of the many successful employers who regularly turn to us for assistance filling their rosters.

Roles

Renewables roles

Labourers & Trade Assistants

Labourers and trade assistants are an essential part of the renewable energy industry in Queensland. These roles are responsible for completing various tasks on site, such as: cleaning and preparing the site, erecting scaffolding and ladders, assisting electricians with wiring, and helping with the installation of solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure. Labourers and trade assistants can also help with the maintenance of equipment, ensuring that it is kept in good working order. With renewable energy becoming more prevalent across Queensland, these roles are in high demand, offering excellent career opportunities.

Leading Hands (Supervisors & Construction Managers)

Leading hands play a vital role in the renewable energy industry in Queensland. As supervisors and construction managers, leading hands are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a job site. Their duties include planning and scheduling work, coordinating activities between teams, and monitoring progress and quality of work. They also provide direction and guidance to other workers, and act as a link between upper management and front-line staff.

Operators (Tele Handlers, Forklift, Pile drivers, Skid steer)
Operators play an essential role in the renewable energy sector in Queensland. The most common types of operators are tele handlers, forklift, pile drivers, and skid steer operators.
Tele Handlers: Tele Handlers operate telescopic material handlers that transfer materials between points. They need to be familiar with the machine’s components and how to operate it safely and efficiently.
Forklift: Forklift operators are responsible for operating a variety of different types of forklifts to transport materials across sites. They must be knowledgeable about safety regulations and how to drive the vehicle without causing any harm to other people or property.
Pile Drivers: Pile drivers are responsible for driving piles into the ground for the foundations of wind turbines. Pile drivers must be familiar with different types of piles and how to properly drive them into the ground using heavy machinery.
Skid Steer: Skid Steer operators operate specialised machines called skid steers, which are used to move heavy materials and equipment around the worksite. Skid steer operators need to be knowledgeable about safety regulations and have experience driving these powerful machines.
Electricians (High Voltage, Commissioning)
Electricians play a key role in renewable energy projects in Queensland, both on-site and in the design and installation of systems. Electricians in this field need to have a solid understanding of wiring and electrical components, as well as experience with high voltage work.
High Voltage Electricians are required to work with voltages up to 11kV, often in hazardous areas. These electricians are required to be knowledgeable in high voltage isolation and earth fault testing, as well as having extensive knowledge of electrical safety regulations.
Commissioning Electricians are responsible for connecting and testing electrical systems, and must have an in-depth knowledge of all the components used in the system. Commissioning Electricians need to be able to diagnose faults and resolve issues quickly and accurately. They must also be experienced in working with the relevant regulatory authorities.
Fitters (Mechanical, Maintenance, Electrical)
Fitter roles in the renewable energy sector in Queensland are incredibly varied and important. Generally speaking, fitters are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of mechanical, electrical and associated systems on renewable energy sites. They may work with heavy industrial machinery such as cranes and lifts, and they must have a strong understanding of both electrical and mechanical systems.
Fitters are also responsible for inspecting and testing equipment, diagnosing faults and malfunctions and performing preventive maintenance tasks. It is essential that fitters in the renewable energy sector have a good working knowledge of power generation, distribution and automation equipment.
HSEQ
As the renewable energy sector continues to grow in Queensland, health and safety is becoming increasingly important. Companies are ensuring they are meeting the high standards required by law, to guarantee the safety of their employees and the public. This is particularly important when working in potentially hazardous environments, such as on construction sites, offshore wind turbines and other renewable energy projects.
To ensure the highest standards are met, companies are employing qualified and experienced health and safety specialists. These professionals are responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures and protocols to reduce risks. They also carry out regular inspections, evaluate hazards and provide advice on best practices for handling hazardous materials and substances.
Project Managers
Project Managers play a crucial role in successfully completing renewable energy projects in Queensland. As such, they are highly sought-after professionals. Project Managers are responsible for managing the entire project from start to finish, from planning and scheduling to monitoring progress and ensuring quality control. They must also make sure that all personnel involved in the project adhere to health and safety regulations.
Project Managers must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as technical knowledge of the renewable energy industry. The ability to manage large teams and multiple projects is essential. They also need to be able to coordinate resources efficiently, stay organized, and keep a close eye on costs.

Mining roles

Engineering (Underground mining, Underground geotechnical, Geotechnical, Drill & Blast, Open pit mining, Reliability, Electrical)
Engineering is a critical component of mining operations in Queensland. Mining engineers use their knowledge of geology, geotechnical engineering, drill and blast engineering, and open pit mining to ensure the successful and safe extraction of minerals and metals from the earth. Engineers must also consider the reliability of the mining system, along with electrical requirements, in order to ensure that the mine runs efficiently and without interruption.
Underground mining engineering involves the planning and design of shafts, tunnels, and other underground infrastructure in order to access underground resources. This includes ventilation and drainage systems, as well as pump systems for pumping out water.
Geotechnical engineering involves analysing the soil, rock, and groundwater conditions at the mining site in order to ensure the safety and stability of any infrastructure constructed at the site. This includes designing support systems such as retaining walls, slurry walls, and dewatering systems.
Drill and blast engineering is used to excavate large amounts of rock in an efficient manner. This involves designing blast patterns, drilling holes in rock, loading explosives, and initiating detonation.
Open pit mining engineering is used when a mineral or metal resource is located close to the surface of the ground. The design of an open pit mine requires consideration of haulage routes, slope angles, bench heights, bench widths, and excavation depths.
Reliability engineering involves ensuring the reliable operation of equipment used in a mining operation. This includes routine maintenance tasks such as lubrication, component replacement, testing, and troubleshooting.
Electrical engineering is important for providing power and energy sources to a mine. Electrical engineers design and implement electrical distribution systems for powering machines, as well as for powering lights for underground operations. They also design communication systems between different parts of the mine, including communication systems for controlling machinery from a remote location.
Operators (Dump truck, Excavator, Crane, Mobile plant, Fixed plant)
Operators are responsible for operating various types of heavy machinery and equipment used in mining operations. This can include dump trucks, excavators, cranes and mobile and fixed plant. It is the responsibility of operators to ensure that the equipment is operating at an optimal level and that all safety protocols are being followed. Operators must also have knowledge of the mining site and its surrounding environment to be able to accurately assess the safety risk of operating each machine.
Operator roles require a combination of technical skill, physical strength and agility. It is important that operators are aware of the safety protocols and are able to take corrective action when necessary. Operators must also be familiar with the location of the mining site, the hazards associated with operating machinery and the potential risks of working in an underground or open pit environment.
Operators should have the appropriate training to operate the various pieces of machinery that are used in the mining industry. This training should include instruction on how to maintain the machinery, how to recognize any potential problems, as well as how to safely operate each machine. Proper maintenance and operation of the machinery will help to keep miners safe from harm.
To become an operator, individuals must pass certification exams, demonstrate their physical strength and agility, and show evidence of completing relevant safety training courses. Once an individual has been certified, they can then apply for an operator role in a mining company.
Operators play an important role in keeping miners safe and helping to ensure the efficient operation of mining sites. If you’re interested in becoming an operator, make sure you have the right skills and experience needed to excel in this role.
Fitter (Heavy diesel fitter, Mechanical, Drill, Underground heavy fitter)
Fitters are a key part of any mining operation in Queensland. They are responsible for maintaining and repairing mining machinery, ensuring that all equipment is running smoothly and safely.
Fitters have a range of responsibilities that cover the entire mining process from planning, drilling, and operating machinery to carrying out repairs and preventive maintenance.
Heavy Diesel Fitters: Heavy diesel fitters are responsible for the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment such as dump trucks, dozers, and graders. They also need to have an understanding of the electrical and hydraulic systems in these machines.
Mechanical Fitters: Mechanical fitters work with a wide range of machinery, from engines and pumps to conveyors and mining plant. They are also responsible for inspecting components for signs of wear and tear and making any necessary repairs or replacements.
Drill Fitters: Drill fitters work with drilling equipment, ranging from diamond drill rigs to underground jumbos. They need to be familiar with the operation of the equipment and understand the principles of drilling and how it affects the ground conditions. They are also responsible for making sure that the correct drills and bits are used for each job.
Mining operations rely heavily on fitters, and they play a vital role in keeping things running smoothly. It is important that any potential employee has the right qualifications, experience, and skills to perform this role effectively.
HSEQ (Advisor, Manager, Superintendent)
When it comes to mining in Queensland, having a high level of safety and health standards is essential. That’s why there are a variety of Health and Safety (HSE) roles available in the industry.
At the highest level, you can find HSE Manager positions which oversee the overall safety and health of the organization. They are responsible for creating safety policies and procedures, conducting safety inspections, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
The next level down are HSE Advisors who provide support and advice on safety related matters, such as monitoring the performance of equipment and personnel. They also conduct investigations into incidents and accidents, and work to ensure that any necessary corrective action is taken.
Finally, HSE Superintendents oversee the implementation of safety policies and procedures. They also work closely with engineers and operational staff to develop risk management plans and ensure that all safety measures are met.
By having qualified HSE personnel on-site, mining operations in Queensland can ensure that their workers are safe and protected from injury or harm. This not only helps prevent workplace accidents, but also leads to increased productivity, efficiency, and cost savings in the long run.

Manufacturing roles

Operators (CNC, Machine, Forklift, Production)

In Queensland, there is a high demand for skilled operators to fill positions ranging from CNC machines to forklifts and production lines. It is essential that these operators have experience in the industry and an in-depth understanding of the relevant machinery, in order to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all equipment.

Process Worker (Picker, Packer, Assembler, Sorter)
Process workers are an integral part of the manufacturing industry in Queensland. These workers are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the production process by performing a variety of tasks such as picking, packing, sorting, and assembling products. Process workers must possess a strong attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions accurately and efficiently.
Pickers are tasked with selecting items from a conveyor belt or warehouse and then packaging them according to customer specifications. Packers must be able to carefully package products so that they arrive at their destination undamaged. Assemblers are responsible for putting together individual components to create finished products. Sorters must be able to quickly and accurately categorise and organise products into specific areas.
Fitter (Welder, Boilermaker, Electrical)

Fitter roles are critical to manufacturing, and they involve the installation, assembly, repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, tools and machinery. Fitters often work with metal and other materials to create components for machines and other equipment.

Officer (Sales admin, Data entry, Customer services, Site)

Officers can take on roles such as Sales Admin, Data Entry, Customer Service, or Site. Sales Admin involves managing sales activities, making sure that customers receive a positive experience and ensuring that sales targets are met. Data Entry involves inputting data into a system accurately and quickly, using software programs such as spreadsheets and databases. Customer Service includes taking orders from customers and providing support when necessary. Finally, Site officers are responsible for ensuring that the site is running smoothly and efficiently, including monitoring safety and compliance.

Civil roles

Engineers (Structural, Highway, Civil, Drainage, Geotechnical, Environmental)

Engineers are essential to any civil construction project in Queensland. Structural engineers, highway engineers, civil engineers, drainage engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers all have roles to play in making sure projects are completed safely, efficiently and to the highest standard. Structural engineers ensure buildings and structures are safe, stable and sound. Highway engineers provide expertise on the design and implementation of highway infrastructure. Civil engineers focus on the physical elements of a construction project, such as roads, bridges and drainage systems. Drainage engineers look at the water flow of a construction project, considering rainfall, flooding and runoff. Geotechnical engineers focus on how soil, rock and other materials will interact with a project, while environmental engineers ensure the project is designed to protect natural resources and the environment. Each of these disciplines can be applied to a variety of civil construction projects, such as roads, bridges, dams and water treatment facilities.

Operators (Roller, Profiler, Truck, Dog Driver, Mobile and Fixed Plant)
Operators are a key part of civil construction in Queensland. They are responsible for operating heavy machinery, such as rollers, profilers, trucks, and drivers. They must be able to operate the machinery and follow all safety protocols safely. They must have a good understanding of the machinery and its capabilities, as well as the local regulations that govern the use of such equipment.
Operators need to have a good understanding of the project scope and objectives to complete the task as efficiently as possible. They must be physically fit and able to handle the machine with ease. They must also have good communication skills to work closely with engineers, fitters, and labourers.
Safety is a priority for operators, and it is important that they always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as helmets, gloves, and steel-toe boots. It is also important that they take regular breaks during their shifts to prevent fatigue or injury.
Fitters (Mechanical, Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumental, Diesel)
Labourers (Electrical, Pipelayers, Bricklayer, Landscaper, Scaffolder, Demolition, Civil)
Labourers play an integral role in civil construction projects, performing a variety of duties in the field such as digging, excavating, loading and unloading materials, driving trucks, erecting scaffolding, operating machinery, and more. Depending on the type of project, labourers may be required to have experience with specific tasks and equipment.
In Queensland, labourers typically fill the following roles: Electrical Labourer, Pipelayer, Bricklayer, Landscaper, and Scaffolder.
Electrical Labourers are responsible for assisting with the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. Tasks can include wiring, connecting components, testing systems, mounting fixtures, and other duties related to the installation of wiring systems.
Pipelayers are responsible for installing and repairing pipelines that transport natural gas, water, sewage, and other materials. This includes measuring, cutting, threading and joining pipes according to specifications.
Bricklayers are responsible for constructing walls and other structures using brick and other masonry materials. This includes laying blocks, setting wall forms, using mortar, and finishing surfaces.
Landscapers are responsible for designing and maintaining outdoor spaces. This includes planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, installing hardscapes such as patios and walkways, mowing lawns, fertilizing plants, and other related tasks.
Scaffolders are responsible for assembling and dismantling temporary structures used for accessing elevated locations or providing support for construction workers. This includes setting up frames and ladders, attaching planks and guardrails, and ensuring that the structure meets safety requirements.
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