Do you want a Dump Truck Job in the mines?
Working on a variety of mine sites, from open-cut coal mines of the Bowen Basin in Queensland, to the harsh and remote iron ore mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Wherever you want to work, you will need to make sure you can safely drive these large trucks and be ready to adapt to mine life before you start applying for Dump Truck jobs.
How will dump truck training help?
By doing your Dump Truck training course, you are learning on the big trucks which will give you every chance of securing a position on a mine site. There are always dump truck jobs advertised on the major mining jobs boards.
Start to create your own list of these job boards and learn what the mining companies are looking for in terms of skills, experience and willingness to work FIFO in remote areas of WA and QLD. Send us an email and we’ll send you a list of mining jobs websites and some tips on how to write a good resume when applying for a job in the mines driving a dump truck.
Are all dump trucks the same?
There are many different sizes, makes and models of Dump Truck that are used on different mine sites but they all function relatively the same. The most common dump trucks are CAT and Komatsu.
Many mine site use a wide range of dump trucks, some are new and some are older model trucks, however, their basic operation remains the same and you can expect the majority of them to be left hand drive too.
Safety is a primary focus for all dump truck operators, so it is important to have the correct certification before you set foot on a mine site.
See the type of CAT dump trucks you’ll be training on. (PDF 2MB)
What does it look like inside a dump truck?
If you know a little bit about the interior of a dump truck and how they drive you will be well ahead of other candidates when you send in your resume for that all-important job. For new starters who don’t have much experience, this is where you can show an employer you may not have the driving experience, but you know the ins and outs of the machinery and have taken the time to study how everything works.
As part of your dump truck operator training course, you’ll be given access to a lot of reading material and pre-course notes to allow you to prepare well in advance before your course starts. You can also watch this Dump Truck Video to help you familiarise yourself with the training.
How much is dump truck training?
The training well worth the investment because the machines you train on are worth more than a million dollars. These monster trucks are the workhorse of the mining industry.
Not only will you be learning on the biggest training trucks in Australia, you’ll be operating machinery on a real mine site; working with other operators in a production environment. Everything you do in your life to increase your job opportunities is well worth the investment.
When you consider your starting wage of around $100k+ is well achievable, it is well worth investing the money to get the qualification.