Tradesperson / Trades Assistant

  • Casual
  • Vacation

Website Cygnet Bay Pearls

About this Job

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

The story of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is a rare and fascinating tale that began three generations ago with entrepreneur and founder, Dean Brown. It was 1946 and navigating the pristine Kimberley coastline in a wooden lugger, Dean discovered the secluded unspoilt beauty of Cygnet Bay along with the precious gift of the Pinctada maxima pearl shell. It was in these waters that his pearling dream was realised in the creation of the first Australian owned and run South Sea pearl farm. Still a family run business, the Browns infuse their passion and expertise in South Sea pearling across all aspects of Cygnet Bay.

Located on the tip of the pristine Dampier Peninsula, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm was established in 1946 and has been open to the public since 2009. Here is your opportunity to work with a friendly and professional team, in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia with a world-class product.

The pearl farm is 200km/two hours north of Broome WA, so you will need to be prepared to live in a remote environment and as part of a small community.

We are currently recruiting in the following areas:

  • Trades assistant (building)
  • Tradesperson or similar e.g. Fitter / plant fitter / Mechanic – vehicles, boats, light diesel

We are looking for candidates who have a positive, can-do attitude and are prepared to be flexible within a tourism-driven enterprise.

You will need to have a strong work ethic and must enjoy working within a fast-paced environment.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong work ethic and proven experience in contributing to a small team environment,
  • Ability to show initiative and work unsupervised, when required,
  • Previous experience working in a remote location, or a strong interest in doing so,
  • Ability to think outside the box,
  • Can supply your own hand tools,
  • Experience in boat, vehicle, generator and/or general building maintenance,
  • A Police Clearance or willing to obtain,
  • Manual Licence

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Construction White card (or similar ) (Trades Assistant – Building)
  • Excavator/ skid steer tickets (or sound experience)
  • Experience in the construction industry
  • Experience with hand/power tools
  • Handyman experience

Benefits & Culture

  • Experience the remote Kimberley Coast and the unique lifestyle of the pearling industry,
  • Food & accommodation provided onsite (at subsidised rate),
  • Learn about Australian South Sea Pearls and local indigenous culture, and
  • Staff discounts on tourism & retail products.

This is a casual position (approximately 40 hours per week) for the duration of the 2024 season, with the opportunity for extension for the right candidate.

All applications must include a cover letter outlining which position you are applying for, resume and two professional references. Please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you hold a Construction Induction Safety certificate (White Card)?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?

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