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SMS Mining Services

SMS Mining Services Company Profile


SMS Mining Services (SMS) is a Western Australian based mining contractor who offer specialised contract mining, equipment rental and maintenance services across Western Australia. Having just been awarded multiple mining contracts and nominated as a finalist in the 2019 AMM Contractor of the Year Awards, now is an exciting time to join the team.

Today, SMS is a part of a much larger and stronger group of companies. October 2018 marked a major milestone for the business – the merger with Rivet. Rivet is an Australian provider of specialised transport and logistics solutions. Collectively, the Group has approximately 1,300 employees, across 15 locations and a presence in five states nationally.

Supporting SMS’ vision is the mission ‘to provide safe, innovative and quality value-adding services and equipment’. Paramount to the achievement of this is their people. Leading SMS is an experienced management team who are who are approachable and supportive. With a culture built on the foundation of its values, SMS are progressive, responsive and agile, working together as a team with clients to deliver project profitability. SMS are a growing company that offers opportunities through formal Graduate and Apprenticeship Programs, training and on the job mentoring.

Head Office: 96 Ewing Street, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106

Number of Employees: 350

Website: https://smsmining.com.au/

SMS Mining Services


Aquarius Gold Mine

Job Type: BIBO

The Southern Cross Operations are centred around Marvel Loch, located 375km east of Perth, WA, 235km west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and 32km south of the town of Southern Cross. The Operation is located in the heart of the Southern Cross Greenstone Belt. SMS have been contracted to provide open pit mining services to the Aquarius project, mining commenced in January 2019 and the expected life of mine is 18 months.

Enterprise Gold Mine

Job Type: Residential

Enterprise gold mine is located 68km north-west of the Kalgoorlie gold province, in the Ora Banda district of WA. It is owned by Norton Gold Fields and they plan to use either the open pit or underground method (or a combination of both) to extract the gold from the Enterprise deposit. The mine is part of the Paddington mining and exploration package, which covers 678km² in Kalgoorlie. Since 2013, SMS has provided rental and maintenance services to Norton Gold Fields.

Kirkalocka Gold Mine

Job Type: FIFO

The Kirkalocka Gold Project is located 590 km north-northeast of Perth, 75 km south of Mount Magnet in the Mid-West region of Western Australia. SMS Mining are contracted to provide open pit mining services including load and haul, drill and blast and equipment maintenance services to the project.

Gecko Gold Mine

Job Type: FIFO and BIBO

Located 35 minutes from Coolgardie in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, and approximately 530 km from Perth. SMS commenced mining at Geko Gold Pit in March 2020 and are currently providing open pit mining services including load and haul, drill and blast and equipment maintenance services to the project.

SMS Mining Services
SMS Mining Services
SMS Mining Services

Employment Programs


SMS’ Program differs from others in that apprentices are exposed to a wide variety of equipment, site locations and ongoing mentoring from management. As part of the training and development, their apprentices attend TAFE and other courses (8-10 weeks per year).

All apprentices are provided with the opportunity to start as a Trade Assistant within SMS’ Kalgoorlie Workshop before beginning their TAFE studies and apprenticeship program. This gives incoming apprentices the opportunity to “taste test” a variety of trades over a three-month period before settling on what to study.


SMS are proud to be the Principal Sponsor of the WA School of Mines Alumni, collaborating with the school to find appropriate employment opportunities for new graduates. Their graduate opportunities include: Mining Engineering, Geology and Mechanical Engineering, and are open to applications from all Australian universities across varied disciplines.

A key aspect of the Program is access to mentoring. Graduates have the chance to make a difference in active projects and forge a genuine career path within the mining industry.

Discover SMS’ Employment Programs on their website.

SMS Mining Services
SMS Mining Services

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