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Entry-level Mining Jobs List
Here’s a list of the most recent entry-level mining jobs to help you get a foot into the mining industry. Every one of these positions offers the candidate an opportunity to network into the dream job they really want in the mines – the roles listed below serve as a stepping stone to help you get there.
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Housekeepers in the mines maintain a private residence or commercial building to make sure that it meets any housekeeping sanitation requirements and provides a comfortable space for the mining residents and employees.
Field assistants operate 4WD vehicles to reach remote places, using a GPS navigational system to locate sites of interest, collecting soil samples, cleaning, preparing and rehabilitating mine sites, maintaining camps and vehicles, and assisting geologists when required to do so.
Administrators provide administrative support to ensure business runs smoothly. The primary purpose of their position is to take over administrative tasks to free up time so other employees can focus their effort elsewhere.
Storepeople receive, check, store and send out goods from a warehouse, business or organisation. Storepersons are often required to operate a forklift, and may need to obtain a licence to perform high risk work.
Monitoring compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving and building maintenance in lodging and dining facility. Estimating food, liquor, wine, and other beverage consumption to anticipate amount to be purchased or requisitioned.
Take orders, answer phone and general cleaning duties. Prepare, season and cook food as directed, meeting dietary requirements where required.
Follow recipes and specifications as well as operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently.
Preparing and documenting quotes or tenders that maximize profitable business outcomes and meeting client specifications and expectations as well as developing plans and work schedules.
Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.
Mining electricians install, maintain and repair specialised electrical mining equipment using their knowledge of electrical principles.
Auto electricians are electricians specialising in the electrical systems and components of all types of vehicles. They also work on trucks, farming vehicles, and construction vehicles among many others.
Concreters in the mines predominantly lay concrete into temporary formwork over steel reinforcement rods, mesh or cables to create structures such as concrete slabs, columns, drainage and communication pits and walls.
Cleaners in the mines are often required to perform many different types of cleaning jobs, so it pays to be prepared to have a go at anything. Training in the use of high-pressure cleaning equipment is common and sought by employers because of the safety risks involved.
Receptionists help with administrative support to ensure business runs smoothly. This involves taking and redirecting calls to the appropriate department as well as basic admin tasks.
Buss drivers are responsible for transporting mining workers to and from the designated mining site in a punctual manner.
Provide mine security and support emergency response services on site, as well as monitor site CCTV network and ensure smooth business day-to-day activities.
Monitor online surveillance areas and document events in the logs.
Trade assistants are responsible for helping and supporting tradespeople and assisting with maintenance of worksites and equipment. Trade assistants commonly work within the electrical, telecommunications, mining and building and construction industries.
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Assisting product and drilling customers with collection orders and helping the customer service team quote and fulfill orders.
Driller offsiders help move, set-up and operate drilling rigs and secondary equipment to drill holes for mineral exploration and oil/gas exploration and production.
Labourers help to extract craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, as well as assist machine operators and monitor equipment operation during the extraction process.
Assisting workers to extract geological materials, using hand tools and equipment. Much of this role requires moving material and operating basic machinery alongside qualified tradesmen.
Roles as a trainee in the mines usually involve an introduction to basic mining equipment and small scale dump truck driving.
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Delivery of explosive products to pre-drilled blast holes and assisting with preventative maintenance through scheduled inspections, servicing and organising the timely repair of operated equipment.
|26||Drill and Blast Trainee
Assisting qualified professionals with drilling and blasting duties. These roles are usually physically demanding so it’s ideal to be fit and healthy.
This is an updated list of the most recent entry-level mining jobs that updates automatically.
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 salaries, 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