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NINE new positions are being created at the Port of Townsville to work across a range of areas on the port’s Channel Upgrade project.

The latest recruitment will contribute to a total workforce of around 120 people on the project, with all roles being filled either through direct employment by the port or through contractors on the project.

The roles currently being advertised will meet the skill requirements of the project, with the focus on construction and commercial management, environmental, drafting, engineering and surveying.

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Port of Townsville general manger infrastructure, Kim Gebers, said the new positions reflected the fact the project is entering its next major phase, the construction of a rock wall that will protect a 62ha port reclamation area.

“The construction of the rock wall is scheduled to start in the second half of 2019 and that means more job opportunities,” Mr Gebers said.

Due to the timeframe of the channel upgrade project, the new positions will be based on two and three year contracts. All roles are being advertised on the port website, Facebook, Linkedin and seek.com.

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