Our Powerful Team

Greg Hobbs

– Director

Greg Hobbs began his career in the recruitment arena in 2001 as a Recruitment Consultant for the Mining, Engineering and Drafting division for a Perth Recruitment Company. After gaining experience in the hire of both contract and permanent labour for the mining area, Greg decided it was time to pursue his own business venture.

With his hands on approach to recruitment and customer service, Greg has grown and continues to grow a loyal client base within the mining industry specializing in the area of Fixed Plant Processing and Maintenance. With an extensive mining background spanning over 12 years, Greg’s experience in the industry comes from a variety of positions held ranging from Process Technician, Day Foreman to Process Shift Supervisor.

During his career Greg has worked innately within the Gold Mining area, holding senior positions with Bronzewing Mine site and McMahons Nifty Mine Site, as well as working at numerous sites including, St Barbara’s, Great Victoria Gold, Corktree Well, Ashton, Newmont, Duketon, Harbour Lights and Craigiemore Mine Site all in various capacities. Having the mining and recruitment history has enabled Greg to bring to the table the expertise, training and education required to provide a professional service to clientele looking for mining personnel.

Email: greg@reddirt.com.au

Justin Hobbs

– Recruitment Consultant

Justin joined Red Dirt in 2009, bringing with him a diverse range of skills including over 8 years experience in the Mining Industry. Starting out at Argyle Diamond Mine in the maintenance area, Justin completed his Carpentry Apprenticeship in 1994. After completing his apprenticeship, Justin went to work for Bronzewing Gold Mine and Jundee Gold Mine in Maintenance and as a Field Assistant.

During his 5 years at Bronzewing, Justin moved into the underground field holding positions such as: UG Survey Assistant, UG Drillers Offsider, UG Charge Up Crew, UG Service Crew and UG Backfill Operator. In 2001 Justin decided to head back to Perth to use his trade skills and set up his own Roofing Contracting Company. Running a successful business for over 4 years Justin was presented with an opportunity to again diversify into yet another arena, as an Estimator.

Justin held the position of Estimator with Trustek until 2009 when the company was closed. It is this experience that Justin draws upon to provide the best service to all Red Dirt Clients and Contractors alike. Working with the recruitment team, you can depend on Justin to help with all your placement needs.

Email: justin@reddirt.com.au

Domenic Olimpio

– Recruitment Consultant

Domenic has joined Red Dirt with an extensive background spanning 15 years in the mining industry. With Lawler’s Gold Mine, Fox Resources (Radio Hill) and Nimary (Jundee) to name a few, Dom has worked at numerous mine sites throughout Western Australia working his way through the ranks as a Process Technician, Gold Room Foreman and Process Supervisor.

Along with his vast experience in Australia, Dom worked for many years in China & the Philippines. Dom started with Sino Gold at the Jiachaling Mine Site during the construction and commissioning phase, continuing on as a Trainer, through to relief Mill Manager. Dom was also involved in the construction and commission phase, holding similar positions at Lafayette Mining, at the Rapu Rapu project in the Philippines.

Email: dom@reddirt.com.au

Pia Redman

- Admin/Payroll

Pia joined Red Dirt in June 2020,  with a demonstrated history of working in the mining industry, she brings a range of skills and knowledge in Village functionality and Site Administration.

During her 10 years, Pia has worked at numerous sites throughout Western Australia and working her way through the ranks as a Utility worker, Admin Assistant/Accommodation Coordinator and Camp supervisor.

Her final 6.5 years were spent with Minjar Gold on their Golden Dragon project where she assisted with the life cycle of the mine, initially taking the camp from care & maintenance into production and after 7 years moving the mine back into care & maintenance, where Pia decided it was the perfect time to return to Perth.
Still wanting to be hands-on and surrounded by the mining culture, she’s a welcomed asset to the Red Dirt team (she also likes a good chat haha)

Email: pia@reddirt.com.au

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