Who are you and what do you do?
My Name is Brad Mordue and I am the Owner / Director of ProMine Contracting.
Where did you start and how did you end up where you are now?
I started off as an Auto Electrician working on everything from Light Vehicles through to Heavy Earthmoving and Mining Equipment. From there I went onto what was then RESCO as Operations Manager of the maintenance team. After that onto ProMine Contracting and here we are today.
Describe a typical day at ‘The office’.
Calling into current sites that we have contracts with, seeing all employees and customers. Working in with customer on new maintenance and strategy plans.
What’s the best thing about your business?
We are a family owned and operated business with a work life balance style of employment. Everyone within our business is like family and treated like family. Ensuring we have the best employees to offer our clients is imperative, and our employees are our most valued asset. Without the strong working relationship with our employees, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
What is the big news in your part of the mining industry right now?
I guess our flexibility with working with the mining industry and several recently signed contracts giving stability for employees, along with the day to day servicing of private customers cars. It’s the diversity of those business models that are making ProMine look very healthy moving forward into the future.
What is the biggest opportunity for your business right now?
The growth that presently exists within ProMine Contracting due to the increase in the mining industry.
What are the biggest challenges facing your business?
Skilled labour shortage can at times be a challenge for the business. We try our best at all times to find the right employees for the business, for our clients and our team.
How long have you been doing business and business in the Valley?
I have been in the Valley since 2000, so I have just notched up 19 years. ProMine Contracting will be celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary in September 2019.
Community or other causes close to its heart and values?
Yeah, we do a lot with cancer charity, and so many other charities, community organisations and sports including schools, rugby league, soccer, golf etc.
How big is the crew in the Hunter Valley?
Back in 2009 we started with a team of 3 and today in 2019 we have grown to a team 32.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Dealing with something that I am passionate about, mechanical, auto electrical and air-conditioning from light vehicles through to heavy earthmoving/mining equipment. It’s also great meeting and dealing with people from diverse backgrounds and learning new things to implement into our business through our interactions with our clients and vice versa. On a day to day basis I talk to both clients and suppliers in all areas up the east coast from Victoria right through to Queensland.
The worst thing?
There really is no doom and gloom, if there was, we wouldn’t be here. We love what we do and everyone in the team plays an intricate part of ensuring we stay positive and helping each other out on those off days.
What’s a funny story about work that you can tell?
Nothing I can say in here…
ProMine Contracting…what’s the best thing about it?
We back up what we say we are going to do, we don’t over commit. We carry through with all work in front of us to a high quality and standard, this is the ethos of ProMine Contracting.
Anything else you want to say?
We aren’t just about the mining industry, we’re here for the whole community. If there’s a knock in the car you need checked, or if the air conditioning isn’t holding up in this heat, book a time and come see us, or just swing by and one of the friendly staff will be able to help you.