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Karratha Mining Jobs

Karratha is a Western Australian town that is rich in iron ore. Located about 1,500 km above Perth, the area produces approximately 15% of the nations exports!

While the majority of jobs in Karratha are mining jobs, you are also able to find employment in areas such as technology, retail, medical and government sectors.

What Is Mined In Karratha?

This area is literally then engine room of Australia, with the following resources being mined or produced in Karratha and surrounding areas:

  • Iron Ore
  • Natural Gas
  • Salt
  • Copper
  • Fertilizers

Finding Mining Jobs In Karratha

Whenever it comes to finding mining jobs in Western Australia, the first place most people turn to is the general career websites (like Seek & MyCareer), but if you are looking for a couple of other options here are a few suggestions.

  1. Mining Recruitment Companies

    If you are not sure of exactly what you are looking for in a mining job, then contacting one of the many West Australian Mining employment agencies is probably your best start.They will be able to point you in the right direction, as well as give you some great advice on how to put your best foot forward in your application.

  2. Individual Mines And Companies

    Your other option is to contact the mines, or companies that services these mines, directly. There are literally hundreds of companies in the industry and a lot of them have websites with their current availabilities, so you can easily browse this before contacting them. We have compiled a great resource of Companies & Contracts in WA.

    Here are a couple of great resources about the area:

As Kartha is very much just a mining community there is a lot of opportunities for fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) job opportunities. Keep an eye out for that phrase, or specifically search for it, if you are looking to keep your family where they are and not move them to where the work is.

More About the Karratha Region

A part of the Pilbara region, Karratha was specifically built to service an iron mining company in the 1960s. With a population of over 12,000, thanks to the recent mining boom, the town is one of the fastest growing in Australia.

Getting to Karratha:

You can get to Karratha by car, bus or plane. With Qantas, Virgin and Skywest all having flights to the region. For more information about getting to Karratha click here.