Driller's Offsiders


We want to break the mould when it comes to recruitment. The mining industry is so gatekept, especially for entry level positions. We will give you all the right tips and tricks to get your boots on site. Are expensive tickets stopping you from getting into a career in mining? Our training Assistance Program worth up to $3000 can help you get the right training for your new job!
Some of the Itch team members have actually worked in the industry and have years of experience working on and around drill rigs. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt! Don’t waste your time with pencil pushers, come and talk to the guys that know what’s what!
We are searching for Offsiders for two of our clients, who are amongst the leaders in the drilling industry. Complete your 4-month probation with us, start your swings while gaining tickets ON YOUR R+R before going PERMANENT with one of our clients.

The perks of the job are absolutely second to none:

  • $35.20/hour (entry level) and $40.00/hour (experienced) + bonuses and leave entitlements after your probation period (You’ll have that lifted 4wd, with bead lockers and a stainless steel snorkel in no time!)

  • 2:1 roster (plenty of time to play with the 4wd we mentioned before)

  • Come armed with the right attitude and Itch will help you get armed with up to $3000 of tickets and qualifications! (We’re talking HR licence, Working at Heights Ticket, 4WD Training, First Aid Cert and more!)

  • Access to employee assistance and FIFO wellbeing programs.

Starting as an entry level driller’s offsider isn’t just a job, it could be the start of your career. Starting as ‘Driller’s Assistant 1’ and working through your Certificate II and III in Drilling (paid for by your employer) over the next 3 years. Moving up the ranks to ‘Driller’s Assistant 2’, then ‘Trainee Driller’ and finally become a qualified Driller, typically earning $150-250k per year!
Here comes the boar-ing stuff. At a minimum we NEED you to have the following: 

  • At least 3 months in a labour-intensive background.

  • A C-Class manual driving licence.

  • A National Police Clearance (Or know you will pass one without any nasty surprises for us).

  • Be a WA resident with Australian work rights

  • High level of physical fitness. (You will be put through your paces in our testing room.)

  • The ability to pass a pre-employment medical and pass a drug and alcohol test

These qualifications are highly regarded, but not necessary:

  • HR Licence

  • Working at Heights ticket

  • First Aid Certificate

  • 4WD Training

  • Forklift Ticket

Our preferred resume format is MS Word.
We might seem a little quirky... but we take your privacy very seriously. Your application is highly confidential and will not be discussed with anyone outside of Itch without your permission.
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