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Specialist Industries

The industries in which we specialise:


Our mining recruitment expertise covers all areas of mining including non-ferrous metals, iron ore, metallurgical coal thermal coal.  We have successfully recruited candidates for underground and surface mining.  Surface mining methods have typically been drill & blast, truck shovel and / or draglines and underground methods have included bord & pillar, longwall, highwall, continuous highwall mining, auger mining, sublevel stoping, vertical retreat stoping, cut & fill stoping, block caving & sub level caving.  We also recruit for professionals involved in the process of reclamation.

The different areas of mining we recruit for can be categorised in the following

  • Executive and General Management
  • Mine Operations
  • Mine Technical Services
  • Mine Maintenance
  • Processing
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Community
  • Commercial & Administration
  • Exploration
  • Analysis and Reporting

Oil & Gas

Alchemy Recruitment has experience in placing oil & gas professionals into our client’s vacancies within a number of different areas including upstream, midstream and downstream segments.  We have been working with clients involved in the Coal Seam Gas industry in Queensland and the gas resources onshore and offshore around Australia and particularly Western Australia and South Australia.

The different areas of mining we recruit for can be categorised in the following

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Drilling
  • Geosciences
  • Production & Refinement
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

Heavy Industry Design & Construction

We have experience in recruitment of heavy engineering & construction professionals across mining, minerals processing, oil & gas and marine projects.  We have recruited professionals for design and construction of gas development projects, pipelines, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.  Additionally we have partnered with mining houses, contractors and EPCMs to provide staffing solution on mining design & construction projects.  These projects have included mine shafts, declines, tunnels, roadways, infrastructure, conveyers, minerals processing facilities & rail.

Civil & Marine Construction

We provide personnel for a large variety of clients across a broad range of civil construction project types including:

  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Rail
  • Water & waste water
  • Tunnels
  • Pipelines
  • Sub-division
  • Structures
  • Ground works
  • Detail/bulk excavations

Different disciplines which we recruit for include:

  • Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Contracts Management
  • Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Supervisors
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Drafting

Power Generation

In the past we have successfully partnered with government and private organisations to source staff for power generation facilities around Australia.  We have recruited for traditional generation and renewable sectors.  Some of the areas we have focused on in the past include:

  • Design & Engineering
  • Project Delivery
  • Project Controls
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
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From Our Clients

“Nick has assisted us in sourcing a number of contract OCEs. I’ve found him and Alchemy’s systems and online time sheeting very easy to deal with. All the candidates that he has presented have been of a high quality and I can trust Nick to know what I’m looking for and his guys to be able to fit into the team well. I would recommend Nick’s services to anyone looking to secure high calibre mining personnel."

Mining Superintendent - BMA Coal

“I have worked with Forrest as a colleague and as a client and have always found his work to be of highest standard. Forrest has a lot of experience within recruitment environments and in particular has a high level of knowledge of the Mining and Resources sector."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“I've had the opportunity to work alongside Forrest as well as seek out his services as a supplier. Forrest's knowledge of mining operations particularly in Queensland Coal, I've found to be second to none. It's this intimate knowledge and understanding that gives Forrest the edge when working on critical positions I need filled for my internal clients' operations."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“Forrest was very professional in the way that he handled a new position that i was looking for, with me in Perth (+ doing a FIFO roster) and Forrest in Brisbane he worked very hard at advising & arranging site visits for me to the Bowen Basin, his knowledge of the mining industry it amazing and would recomend him to others that i know to contact him in regards to positions on the East coast in the mining industry.”

Drill & Blast Engineer – Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

“Forrest assisted me in securing a position at Runge Ltd. During the process Forrest at all times conducted himself in a very professional manner. I always felt that he had my best interests at heart and that he was really interested in my needs for my professional development and career. Forrest communicated to me on a continuous basis and I never had to wonder what the status of my application was.”

Principal Consultant - Runge

“CS Energy has engaged Alchemy Recruitment on a number of occasions, and in my specific dealings with Nick, I have found him to be most professional and thorough in his research. Nick demonstrates a solid understanding of the mining and resources sector. He is a ‘fountain of knowledge’ in this space and this is most evident in the strong candidates he submits for application. I also note the emphasis he places on quality rather than quantity. Nick is responsive in his approach, he follows up when required (to a satisfactory level) and he has a proven ability to deliver on his promise, in terms of meeting the agreed timeframes and managing our expectations as the client.”

People and Culture Advisor, CS Energy

“Over the past year Alchemy has become a valued recruitment partner and have consistently presented high calibre candidates in short time frames for a variety of positions. Some of these have included a senior estimator for our Western Australia operations and a project manager in Queensland. Alchemy deliver cost effective recruitment solutions alongside a high level of industry knowledge and a genuine interest in finding the right candidate for the requirements of the position and the company culture. York Civil understands that quality people make an organisation what it is and Nick from Alchemy was first-rate in the service he provided .”

HR Supervisor, York Civil

“I wanted to take the time to thank Nick from Alchemy for the high level of professional assistance he has provided me whilst I have been with Downer. I am always grateful to agencies who follow the strict Downer process and work with the internal recruiters for the best candidates and service which we are looking for from a recruitment company.”

Recruitment Advisor, Downer EDI Mining