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32 - Culcairn Solar Project Recruitment

Culcairn Solar Project Recruitment

Spinifex Recruiting is proud to be involved with the Culcairn Solar Farm and will be providing recruitment services for labour to construct the solar farm.

We will be recruiting for various roles including;

  • labourers,

  • forklift operators,

  • telehandler operators,

  • electricians,

  • trade assistants,

  • leading hands.

Workers will be required at all stages during construction and through to demobilisation.

Image from Bouygues Construction

Project Location​

The Culcairn Solar Farm is in the South East Riverina Region of New South Wales, approximately 45km north of Albury and 70km south of Wagga Wagga.

The Culcairn Solar Farm is a 440 MWp renewable electricity project comprising solar arrays and battery storage.​

Image from Culcairn Solar Farm page

​How to Apply for work

  1. Apply to one of the job advertisements below.

    • Only apply to a specialised role if you have demonstrated experience for that role. If you are not sure, apply to the Labourers - Expression of Interest role.

    • Upload your Resume/CV in Word Docx or PDF format.

    • List the tickets and qualifications you hold in your resume.

    • One application per person, no group applications will be accepted.

  2. After you apply, you will be asked further questions by our chat bot, Sandy, including a medical questionnaire.

  3. Shortlisted candidates will need to undertake a drug and alcohol test and may be required to undertake pre-employment medical.

  4. Information/Assessment Centres will be held throughout the process.

Please note, only applications submitted via the job advertisements online will be considered.

Culcairn Solar Jobs

  1. Indigenous identified - Labourer - Culcairn Solar Farm
    • General labourer with currentconstruction induction card (White Card)

    • Please note that only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates will be considered for this role. Do not apply to this role if you don't meet this criteria.

  2. General Labourer - Culcairn Solar Farm
    • General labourer with currentconstruction induction card (White Card)

  3. Telehandler & Forklift - Culcairn Solar Farm
    • Telehandler to hold a valid HRWL CN ‘Non slewing Crane’ or Class C0, C1, C6 or C2 ‘Slewing Crane Class

    • Forklift Operator to hold a valid Forklift Licence HRWL LF

    • Must hold a construction induction card (White Card).

    • Only candidates with the above tickets will be considered for this role.

Image from Culcairn Solar Farm page

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the project located?

The project is located near Culcairn NSW, approx. 45 Km’s North of Albury/Wodonga. Spinifex will commence recruitment out of the Albury location, in the beginning stages. All applicants are required to be located within the Albury/Wodonga location.

2. What roles are being recruited by Spinifex Recruiting?

Spinifex will be recruiting and supplying Labourers, Forklift Operators, Telehandler Operators and Electricians to the project in all stages from mobilisation through to demobilisation.

3. What will the application process look like?

Once you register your interest in the project, our recruitment team will be in contact to discuss the role and assess your suitability via an interview.  If your application is considered, you will be invited to an information session (bulk interview) where you will be assessed and then later notified if you are successful for the role.

4. Will there be Pre-Employment assessments drug screening?

Yes, you will be assessed in your capabilities and your level of fitness for the project will be evaluated during the interview process. If you are successful for the role, you will be given an appointment to attend a medical practice to undergo and complete a Drug & Alcohol test. If you pass you will start.

5. When will Mechanical Construction Labourers commence and how long will construction take?

Construction commenced in June 2024. Staffing requirements will be limited in early stages as the project ramps up.

The construction time frame depends on the project size and the number of workers deployed on site. For a 440 MW power plant, an 18 to 24-month time frame is typical, with peak construction period of 2 to 3 months.

6. How will we travel to the job site?

All employees will be transported to site each day by our designated Buses from a location in Albury/Wodonga to Culcairn NSW. Bus stop locations and route will be provided with bus timetable.

7. What are the hours of work?

The regular hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7:00am-16:45pm & Saturday 8:00am-12pm.

8. What are the payrates for each of the roles?

Labourers: $33.14 p/h + super

Forklift Operators: $33.76 p/h + super

Telehandler Operators: $37.86 p/h + super

Penalty rates will be applied when applicable.

9. What is the Value Standard for this project?

Integrity, Reliability & Accountability.

Our employees have the highest standard of work ethic, a ‘can-do’ attitude, knowing they are a part of the big picture, end product- We do what we say we do and no job is beneath us. We will expect these values to be adhered to and lived each day on site.

The standard of values on this project will provide a framework for the company and contractors to work together to create an environment that more people want to work in, the project creates hundreds of jobs for the region and delivers better outcomes for the economy.

  • our workforce is provided adequate time to rest and pursue life activities outside of work;

  • the occupational health and mental wellbeing of our workforce is prioritised; to ensure we attract and retain a diverse range of highly skilled people to work on this project.