6000 mining jobs

6000 mining job opportunities

Rio Tinto mining jobs

A campaign launchedApril 27by mining giant Rio Tinto, hopes to fill 6000 mining vacancies across $22 billion worth of mining projects either underway or about to begin in Australia. About two-thirds of these mining job vacancies are at its 14 West Australian mining sites.

This unprecedented campaign is the first of its type and includes a 1300 MINING hotline.

It is believed that most mining job positions need to be filled within the four-month campaign, with many available now. Some candidates will be first in line for jobs as they become available across 30 sites later this year.

It will no doubt start a battle with other large mining players such as BHP Billiton and Gina Rinehart`s Hancock Prospecting to secure skilled workers for their thousands of mining job vacancies on upcoming mining projects such as Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Pilbara iron ore project.

More training opportunities for young Australians needed

Rio Tinto is looking to recruit mining-ready tradespeople, operators, geologists, planners, engineers and project professionals. Federal Skills Minister, Chris Evans, said Rio Tinto should target the local labour market first and include mining training opportunities for young Australians.

“I know they `ve been increasing their commitment to local training and I know they prefer to have Australian mine workers if they can,” Senator Evans said.


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6000 mining job opportunities

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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