MACFORCE Australia is a recruitment company with heart, focused on changing the way people are employed in Australia, particularly across the mining, construction and civil sector. We support candidates to find suitable work placements with our reputable clients, with our processes underpinned by our values of quality, integrity and compassion.
MACFORCE Australia is a bespoke provider of specialised personnel solutions to the mining, construction, civil and hospitality industries, Australia-wide. Our leading edge expertise in consultancy-based recruitment solutions, enables us to provide a targeted, quality, value-based service that is proven and widely respected.
Our values are quality, integrity and compassion, and we pride ourselves on how we treat candidates as people and not numbers. We are focused on creating opportunities for them to make their lives better through quality employment. We help people find work from diverse backgrounds, and are particularly passionate about giving ex-offenders a second chance and providing real employment opportunities to Indigenous Australians.
We are proud of the relationships we forge with our clients with our personalised recruitment process ensuring only the most skilled and best fit employees join their teams.
The MACFORCE team’s combined experience of more than 43 years, from the shovel to the boardroom, means we are equipped with the firm knowledge of all aspects of project delivery and recruitment. We also have our finger on the pulse of industry to ensure we’re ahead of the curve when it comes to recruitment.
Anthony MacShane, MACFORCE Australia Director
Passionate about changing the way people are employed in Australia, Anthony surrounds his workforce with the support and tools needed to succeed while living a fulfilled life. Anthony’s diverse career has involved working for a range of industries across Australia. This includes on the ocean, in mines and in boardrooms, experiencing FIFO, and managing large scale projects within the domestic and commercial building industry. Of all his responsibilities, including upholding the values of quality, integrity and compassion across his MACFORCE team, Anthony loves giving certainty through employment to a wide range of people who are going through uncertain times. He is most proud of MACFORCE becoming a leading employer of ex-offenders in Western Australia, helping Indigenous Australians in remote locations find real employment, and helping clients find the right candidates.
Outside MACFORCE, Anthony loves family adventures with his wife of 26 years and four adult children, often involving surfing, boating and fishing.
Employment with a difference
We are an equal opportunity employer; our passion is finding employment for applicants based on the best person for the position. We believe all applicants have the right to find employment and we make every effort to place them.
We understand the financial stress and mental health issues that arise from being out of work. We work tirelessly to get our candidates back into the workplace, while providing resources to support our candidates to lead healthy and happy lives - something we all deserve!
Specialised solutions for our clients
We are the nation's mining, civil and construction "go-to" company, bringing together specialised manning solutions for our clients.
MACFORCE offers personalised recruitment solutions; there is no job too big or small. Our industry leading initiatives ensure only the most skilled and best suited employees join our clients’ teams. Our clients deserve a quality team, who can deliver on the frontline.
Brain Zlany - Director
"MACFORCE offer the complete package from start to finish. We engaged MACFORCE at the pre-recruitment stage to gauge the market, and then were able to follow through recruitment, mobilisation and placement. The team are professional, responsive and great to deal with. Candidates are of a high calibre and make our job a lot easier.
Thanks to Anthony, Seb, Marg and the team."
Our skilled and eager employees possess a wide range of quality skills and expertise, ranging from;
Trainees and Apprentices
EWP, Confined Space & WAH Trained
Indigenous Personnel Specialists
Chef De Parties
Maintenance Personnel (All trades)
Front Office Attendants
Front Office Management
MACFORCE MENTOR PROGRAM
MACFORCE Australia is proud to be a second chance employer making a difference.
Our Prisoner Mentor Program focuses on training prisoners to prepare them for employment within the resource, shearing and hospitality industries. Our program is leading the way in how ex-offenders are being employed and supported in Australia.
The leading-edge program and vital resource, involves mentoring selected and highly recommended prisoners from three months prior to release, and surrounding them and their families with the tools for success.
Our team of career experts, including an experienced, award-winning psychologist who has completed Honours, and an Associate Diploma of Social Welfare, provide candidates and families with real advice in real-time whenever they need it.
We are proud to provide our employees with services including:
Mortgage Brokers and Finance Advice
International and National Trauma Healers
Health and Fitness Specialists
Drug and Alcohol Support Groups
National Parenting Experts
Seb Kendrew, MACFORCE Australia HR Manager
Seb leads MACFORCE’s HR team with a passion for mentoring team members and delivering exceptional results to clients through providing appropriate candidates. Seb’s career began in commercial and residential landscape design and construction, before he became involved in the resources industry which included as a Construction Supervisor building pipe networks in the Pilbara and successfully building and commissioning critical pieces of infrastructure in a working mine. Seb has been in owner and leadership positions for many businesses in the horticulture and construction industries. A highlight of his current role are the honest discussions he has with candidates and learning about each person to be able to provide them the best job for their situation.
In his spare time Seb enjoys spending time with his family, including his daughter. He also volunteers for bushwalks with men in the community to help them heal from trauma.
Tyla MacShane, MACFORCE General Manager
Tyla has supported the growth of MACFORCE since its beginnings, initiating much of its processes and operations before stepping into the General Manager role in 2018. She continues to be mentored by MACFORCE Director Anthony MacShane with a focus on management, people and discipline. Tyla’s goal for MACFORCE is to help find employment pathways for those unable to in the past. Her key responsibilities are maintaining high quality operations at MACFORCE, assisting Anthony and the team with client and candidate priorities, tracking the team’s work, and upholding the company’s culture, including through encouraging an enjoyable workplace.
Tyla is a tea enthusiast who loves traveling and spending time with family. She also enjoys volunteering to preserve animal populations.
Chris Williams, MACFORCE HR Client Manager
Chris enjoys helping people to navigate entry into the resources industry, whether they need assistance due to inexperience or from issues in their past. Key to Chris’ role is determining if candidates are not only the right fit for the company, but also if the company is the right fit for the person. Experienced in the mining sector and FIFO, Chris ran projects for 13 years for various companies. He is most proud of the projects he ran successfully by treating crew as family and equals. He now brings this attitude to MACFORCE, advocating everyone deserves an equal go and compassion.
When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with family, going out-bush and BBQs. He also loves helping friends and neighbours, and volunteering at the local football club.