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MINING JOBS NO EXPERIENCE
What you need to know about mining jobs
Coal and iron ore mining in Australia is set for a comeback – are you ready?
In Australia, the coal and iron ore mining industry is still going strong, with record amounts of coal and iron ore being exported last year. Some of Australia`s biggest mines sites are in the Pilbara in Western Australia, the Bowen and Galilee Basins in Queensland and New South Wales Hunter Valley, but there are opportunities all over the country.
The mining industry in Australia is always on the lookout for new employees with a variety of skills and experience. With many of Australia`s mines being remotely located, mining companies and contractors are searching for workers who don`t mind working away from home for long periods of time.
This means, typical employees will work on FIFO (Fly-in, Fly-out) roster which is generally 2 weeks on site comprising of 12-hour shifts, and 1 week off site.
If you`re searching for mining jobs with no experience, here are 5 certifications that you`ll want to consider getting, all of which can be completed in a few days.
- Mining Induction (Mining Safety)
- Four Wheel Drive
- Confined Spaces
- Work At Heights
- A Medical Examination called a Coal Board Medical
In addition to this, employees are typically required to pass a physical fitness test for the intended role, pass a drug and alcohol screening or a security clearance.
Australian mining jobs can be full-time, part-time, casual or contract and depend on your experience and qualifications. Whether you`re a haul truck driver, a driller, a chef, cleaner or even a child minder, there are many mining jobs that are waiting to be snapped up, including jobs that require no experience at all.
Some of the jobs you can do with no experience are;
- Trainee operator
- Cleaning and housekeeping
- Kitchen hand
- Field assistant
- Trades assistant
- General labourer
- FIFO bus driver
- Dump truck driver
- Water truck and roller operator
One mining company that is about to offer a large amount of jobs in the Queensland coal mines is Adani. They will be opening their first coal mine in Queensland`s Galilee Basin which is expected to create over 40 years of jobs and billions of dollars worth of revenue for the QLD state government. Many contractors have been preparing for the new mine – one of them is Downer EDI. Find out what Downer are doing and where the mining jobs will be at Adani’s Carmichael mine.
Mining jobs no experience – What`s next?
If you want to get a start in this industry, make sure you don`t leave this website until you`ve downloaded the guide to entry-level mining jobs no experience.
If you want to discuss your options for mining jobs based on your qualifications and/or experience, please feel free to get into contact with us. iMINCO is a specialist Australian mining employment company with years of experience in finding where the high paid mining jobs are in all states and territories.
Call iMINCO today on 0403 560 594 and we`ll give you advice on which qualifications you need get, show you where to find the best paid mining jobs, how to successfully apply for them and how to increase your chance of getting an interview.
We`ve helped thousands of people find mining jobs in Australia and there`s no reason why we can`t do the same for you.
Dump Truck Operator Salaries
How much do dump truck production operators earn in the mines?
Depending on where you live, or which state the mine is located in, as you can see from the information below, the salaries are very different. In Queensland and New South Wales, mining wages are pretty much the same for Dump Truck Operators. Working at a Western Australian mine you can expect to earn about 20% more than if you worked in QLD or NSW.
Dump truck operator jobs are advertised on SEEK and other mining jobs boards regularly.
According to online jobs website Indeed (au.indeed.com), the average salary for a Dump Truck Production Operator in Australia is $41.98 per hour. Salary estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Dump Truck Drivers. The data was collected from past and present job ads on Indeed over the last 36 months.
Payscale.com Dump Truck Driver Pay Estimates
Looking at the salary of an entry-level Dump Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience, you can expect to earn an average hourly wage (includes bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$42 based on 24 pay reviews.
With so many different and conflicting articles about pays, it's difficult to know what the exact take home pay is for a Dump Truck Operator.
Blackwater, Queensland Dump Truck Salaries +40%
According to Payscale.com, Dump Truck Operators in the Queensland Bowen Basin area of Blackwater, earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. Dump Truck Operators also get more money in Western Australia (26.6% more) and Kalgoorlie (17.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (19.6% less), Brisbane, Queensland (16.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (14.3% less).
SEEK mining job salaries for dump truck production operators
What are dump truck operator employers looking for?
The following list is a collection of requirements you'll find in most advertised dump truckk operator jobs
- Experience operating CAT trucks
- A willingness to work rotating rosters
- Ability to contribute and work positively in a team environment
- Able to pass a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol test
- Competitive Hourly Rate plus super on all hours worked
- Current Drivers Licence
- Current Standard 11 or willing to obtain a Standard 11
- Have a strong commitment to safety and Zero Harm and ensure this is a
- priority and at the forefront of all your decision-making
- Have a strong work history
- High level of safety awareness
- Relevant current RII Competencies
- Relevant RII/ SSE sign offs/ Competencies
- Right to work in Australia - Birth Certificate or Australian Passport
- Sound Work History
- Be reliable and a team player
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.