600 new mining jobs in Queensland on the way
The Queensland’s department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) approval of the move of the Blair Athol coal mine to TerraCom subsidiary Orion Mining has opened up more mining jobs in Queensland.
Following Orion Mining’s acquisition of the mine from Rio Tinto last year, the department approved the mining lease transfer after it was purchased for just $1, with the Queensland Government receiving $79.6 million to meet its rehabilitation costs.
With Blair Athol receiving a two year mine life extension, taking it to up to seven years, TerraCom will capitalise on strong coking coal and thermal coal markets, with plans to start with 50ha of site rehabilitation to bring it back into production.
With 2Mtpa of coking coal expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017, it is estimated the mine will see 150 direct jobs and another 450 indirect jobs in the region.
Mining jobs in Queensland with no experience?
Many people ask us how to get a mining job in Queensland with no experience? There are a lot of factors and answers to this question. It depends on your previous experience, qualifications, whether you have the correct certifications, tickets and also the right attitude.
There could be a lot of opportunity for new mine site starters to get a foot-in-the-door, so even if you have never worked in the mining industry, with the right mix of certification, experience and ability – you could score a mining job in Queensland.
If you need to talk with someone about booking in to a training course, or you need help with your resume, call Industry Pathways on (07) 5520 2522, they have specialist advisers on hand to help.