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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  1. Courtney bush July 18, 2012 Reply


    I live in clermont queensland. Is there any operating jobs going at clermont coal? ..

    Thank you

  2. Rob July 18, 2012 Reply

    Hey, I’m interested in the engineering side (have a degree in Mech Eng) and also the project management side of things.

    Am an aussie in London right now but am ready to make the move back downunder.

  3. Gav July 18, 2012 Reply

    Having over 15 years experience in the earthmoving and construction industry, single, available, holding tickets for excavator, loader, HC and experience on dozers, dump trucks, rollers and screening plants. My parents have quarries and have just finished a project for RMS (formerly RTA) upgrade of interestion on a major highway. I’m ready when do I start?

  4. Karen Everett July 18, 2012 Reply

    I work in civil construction and also am involved in doing shutdown work as a TA for Argyle Diamond mine, ive been trying to get full time work with Rio Tinto as they are the most amazing company i have ever worked for. Any suggestions any one I apply for every job on the Rio Tinto site but with no success. I’m based in Kununurra at present but willing to relocate immediately! Cheers

  5. christopher pearson July 18, 2012 Reply

    hi there im looking for truck driving jobs in aussie i have be driving for over 25 years in new zealand and have just moved over here for better things for me and my family hope to find something real soon cheers chris

  6. paige smith June 27, 2012 Reply

    Seeking advice on truck driving jobs in the pilbara mines ……… have an american endorsed licence with 14 years experience driving transit buses…. am highly skilled with driving heavy vehicles and am very interested in the mining industy

  7. William Conrad May 29, 2012 Reply

    To whom it may concern,
    Looking for work in the mines, My experience, is Dogger Rigging,1st Aid, Work at Heights,Confined space,Ewp opertaor,Tae110, Rehab coordinator, and safety cert..
    Kind regards
    William Conrad.

  8. petar uzelac May 29, 2012 Reply

    hi i am interested in any position that may become available in the mining sector, i have been self employed for the last 7 years in the telecommunication industry, i have had previous experiance working for mining companies as well as construction and civil, i also have hc licance. it seems all the hype about the boom however i find it extreamly frustrating getting my foot in the door. can somebody give me some advise on how to go about it .thank you

  9. mani May 23, 2012 Reply

    Hi im a Qualified Mechanic, and currently dual trading as a Heavy Diesel Fitter. I want Mine site work and experience.

  10. Viliame Vasu May 23, 2012 Reply

    Hi, i’am looking for mining job, i have no experience, but i’am also looking forward for further training during employment to better my knowledge and skills and be a better worker and be more productive.

  11. Jane Fuller May 21, 2012 Reply

    Hi Guys,
    Im a Registered Nurse working in Accident and Emergency. Really keen to pursue employment with the mines or any civil construction companies requiring a nurse. I am young and have no children, have plenty of nursing experience. Would love some assiance/advice

    • David July 18, 2012

      Hi Jane,
      Put simply you have to do your research, for yourself, and lots of it.
      Look at contracting companies to get a foot in the door.
      Expect to send 100’s of resume’s out and get no reply.
      You will get to the point of wanting to giving up.
      DON’T !
      Also bear in mind Jane that mining is no picnic, it’s hard work, long hours and not for the weak willed.
      But hey it’s worth it when you get in…

  12. bruneau bernard May 21, 2012 Reply

    i would love a job in the mine in western australia. anymine job, i have no experience in the mine, but i have certicate 1,2 & 3 warehousing and certicate 1, 2 in engineering, and certificate 1 in food processing. i have a forklift licence high reach and gas fork. no kid or wife.

  13. sam peck May 19, 2012 Reply

    I am a qualified welder and am really interested in getting a job in the mining industry but have no idea where to start.

  14. Rory Bell May 12, 2012 Reply

    Ive been on a mine site for the last six weeks as an open pit technition, find it interesting and satisfying aswell, but the job itself is over next week. im in Darwin,any suggestion?

  15. Dimitrios Milonas May 11, 2012 Reply

    I have coalboard experience, machinery operator in construction,leading hand position,currently working in Queensland mine,thinking of migrating to W.A.are there any positions avaliable for me there?

  16. Rob May 9, 2012 Reply

    Can you tell me more about the rio tinto jobs, I have 4 years underground construction experience, 3 out of those 4 years i spent on the airleg installing rockbolts at rio tintos argyle diamonds, 2 years service crew experience on top of that doing our own ventilation and services in construction. At the moment I am leading hand service crew, also learning charge up. Is there any positions going with my experience?

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