Opportunities with our Labour Hire division

Looking for work that provides flexibility? Dawsons can provide employment opportunities with a range of companies across a range of industries and locations. Our employees enjoy the variety of following our mine shutdown schedule at popular sites across Australia, ongoing FIFO rosters, long or short term project work or local positions closer to home.

We are always looking for hardworking, top personnel in the following fields:

  • Boilermakers
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Carpenters
  • Crane Drivers
  • Diesel Fitters
  • Electricians
  • Instrument Technicians
  • SEC Advisors
  • Fitter and Turners
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Draftsmen
  • Site Surpervisors
  • Painters/Blasters
  • Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Dogman
  • Riggers
  • Scaffolders
  • Trades Assistants
  • Welders
  • Welding Inspectors

Dawsons will provide a safe work environment and can offer internal training programs to increase your skill set and assist you with meeting mine site requirements.

To register your interest in working with Dawsons either:

Visit our office in person

Cairns: 50 Greenbank Road, Stratford

Townsville: 2 Desma Court, Bohle

Email your resume and supporting documentation* to our Labour Hire Coordinators

Cairns & Townsville: jobs@dawsonseng.com.au

Meet the Team

Mark Kerridge

Justine Doran

Andrew Crane

Melanie Zollner

*Please ensure resume file format is either .doc, .docx, .rtf, and if .pdf documents are submitted they must be text based and under 2mb. To assist us with your registration, we recommend you supply the following documentation with your application:
  • Copies of all current certificates, tickets and licences.
  • Details for 3x contactable referees
  • Cover letter stating current work status and your availability including notice period   

Phone our Labour Hire Coordinators during office hours for a chat about your job prospects!

Cairns: 07 4058 5200

Townsville: 07 4759 0100

Supervisors, Managers and Professionals

Dawsons Group of Companies is always looking for talented and experienced Supervisors, Project Managers and professionals with the right attitude.

If you believe you have what it takes to work in a dynamic business, please forward your resume to HR@dawsonseng.com.au or contact our Labour Hire team today for a confidential discussion.


Dawsons provides employment opportunities for apprentices across a broad range of vocational areas including:

  • Engineering mechanical trades (fitting and machining)
  • Engineering fabrication (boilermaker)
  • Diesel Fitter (Cairns only)
  • Carpentry (Cairns only)

All workshops, from Cairns to Charters Towers cater for Apprentices studying their trade.

It is our company objective to deliver a comprehensive training experience and to ensure that the qualified tradesmen graduating from their apprenticeships at Dawsons are the best in the industry.

If you want to undertake your Apprenticeship with a dynamic business, expressions of interest are taken in September to November period with interviews held in December for the following years intake. Please apply with cover letter and resume to HR@dawsonseng.com.au

Work Experience – Schools and TAFE

Dawsons are committed to providing opportunities for future Tradespeople, Supervisors and Managers.

We work with all schools within our region, supporting students with a valuable opportunity to work in an industry that they are passionate about. It is designed to assist students to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and to motivate so they can make a clear choice for their career and further lifelong learning.

Dawsons work experience is scheduled in a one week block only and the appropriate insurance from the school or Vocational Partnership Group (VPG) is required 2 days before starting. For more information regarding work experience at Dawsons, please call 07 4058 5200.