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Placing skilled workers in renewables and solar farm jobs

The construction of wind and solar farms requires numerous trades, skilled and unskilled labour, with varying skill sets, experience and qualifications, to work on a range of tasks from the initial earthworks through construction to the final grid connection and then O&M.

Haynes have provided skilled and unskilled labourers, operators, and trade-qualified staff through to site project managers as well as specifically skilled personnel to solar and wind farm projects in Chinchilla, Dubbo, New England, Wellington, Port Augusta, and Goyder to name a few. We are able to fill large amounts of vacancies in a short amount of time thanks to thirty years of building networks with a variety of skills and experiences.

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Working on a solar or wind farm requires various personnel from unskilled to highly specialized skilled. From labourers and operators to fitters, electricians and leading hands. As the renewable energy sector continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to find and recruit the right personnel to ensure the successful and efficient operation of solar or wind farms. Haynes understands the importance of these roles and are proud to offer a range of recruitment services for labourers, plant operators, fitters, electricians, Commissioning and HV Electricians and trade assistants, as well as leading hands, supervisors, project management teams including health and safety, site administration, quality assurance officers, management and specific skilled personnel.

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Recent builds in Queensland

Queensland has 11 large-scale solar projects currently in the works, with its largest capping off at a huge 1,500MW. 

The state has been rapidly expanding its renewable energy sector over the past decade, with a growing number of large-scale solar farms and other renewable energy projects underway. In 2018, Queensland was home to more than 800MW of large-scale solar capacity, making it the leading Australian state in terms of solar power.

Recent builds in New South Wales

There are 16 major operating large-scale solar farms in New South Wales. 

The New South Wales government has been supportive of renewable energy projects and initiatives, providing a range of subsidies for the installation of solar panels. This has enabled many homeowners to take advantage of the opportunities offered by solar power, reducing their electricity bills and increasing the amount of clean energy available.

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“Haynes Labour Hire has provided labour hire Electricians / TAs staff for GCo Solar P/L for the 3 Solar Farms in the Chinchilla area over the past 2 years. Haynes Labour Hire Staff have provided a consistently high level of service to GCo Solar and are adaptable and willing to work with and alongside GCo Solar to meet and maintain our labour/ Skill requirements in the fast-paced industry that is the renewable sector. The labour hire personnel provided are of high quality and are suitably matched as best as possible to fit our business. Many thanks to Kylie, Matt, and the team at Haynes for your service and support during these projects and I would consider using Haynes Labour Hire in the future for other projects.”

Peter Eriksen

Project Delivery Manager

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