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Existing Mine Worker Job Opportunities & Mining Careers
If you are currently employed in the mining industry and are searching to up-skill and increase your career opportunities, there has never been a better time to do so. Huge shortages of skilled positions on mine sites are forecast owing to the mining boom and demand is high now and more so in the future.
You should be searching to take advantage of this of the opportunity to upskill. There are plenty of options available to allow you to move into a job as a mine site supervisor for instance, by completing the relevant mining supervisor course. Risk management is an area where there will be continual growth owing to strict and changing Government legislation within the industry.
Did you know you can complete an online course that will give you the qualification and skills to become a supervisor with a focus on risk assessment, for under $1000?
If you’ve been in the industry a while and are familiar with hazard identification, management and control, then this course is for you.
Call 0403 560 594 for more information. You can complete the course in your own time and if you need help along the way, you will have access to a trainer who will help and assist if you need it.
Mining companies are constantly on the look out for employees who show initiative and a willingness to learn new skills and encourage further learning. Many mine site employees start out with the basic position then realise there is potential to jump into new mining careers whilst being employed on the same mine site.
Transitioning into mining jobs such as an WH&S officer or a training and assessment (TAE) officer are common career paths for many in the resource industry. Jobs like these are often available owing to the demanding work schedules and growth of the mining and resource industry.
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