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