MERIT IN MINING: Easternwell rig manager David Munday says he loves working in the gas industry before of the financial and lifestyle opportunities it affords him. Photo Contributed
MERIT IN MINING: Easternwell rig manager David Munday says he loves working in the gas industry before of the financial and lifestyle opportunities it affords him. Photo Contributed Contributed

Toowoomba company needs to fill 50 jobs in 2018

TOOWOOMBA oil and gas company Easternwell needs to increase its workforce by more than 50 employees to keep up with demand for services in the coal seam gas sector.

The drilling and well servicing business said the recruitment drive was in response to a positive outlook in the industry over the next 12 months.

More workers are expected to be needed in 2019.

The first job opportunities, which include well-servicing floorhands, leasehands and derrickmen, have already been advertised online and in various media outlets.

Easternwell's energy general manager Kyle Koziol said workers would be used on QGC and Santos rig operations in the Surat Basin as well as at the company's head office in Toowoomba.

"There is certainly a positive outlook for our industry and Easternwell has seen a progressive increase in activity through 2017 and anticipate growth continuing through 2018 and 2019," he said.

"It is our view that this positive outlook will continue with a focus on sustainability for our industry for the long term.

"Towards the end of 2017 we tendered on a number of new projects and anticipate hiring approximately 50 people in the next six to 12 months."

An employer of more than 700 people, Easternwell operates 13 land workover units and 16 remote location camps in south-west Queensland.

The company is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, a $15 billion corporation with 96,000 employees.

A list of the jobs are available online.


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