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Entry Level Mining Jobs

There are many different entry level roles in the mining industry. You need to understand what is involved in these jobs so you can tailor your resume to suit. We have created a list of entry level roles to help you decide which one is best for you.

List of entry level mining jobs

Mining Salary Guide

Check the common salaries of entry level mining jobs in Australia. You need to know what salary to expect and take into consideration the expenses you may incur getting to the work site.

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Increase Your Knowledge

It is proven that people who know more about mining are more confident in an interview than those who don't. If this is the career path you want to choose then you had better increase your knowledge and understand the resource industry.

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Challenges In Mining

Mining has changed over the past year. It is now more challenging and not as easy to get in but these tips will help you understand the challenges so you are better prepared in your application.

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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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