How they are keeping mine workers - iMINCO Mining Training Information

How they are keeping mine workers

How do you attract and keep skilled mine workers is the question for many mining companies.

The Department of Treasury has discovered that, at least some, companies have answered this by offering more attractive rosters and an additional five per cent in the miners` back pocket. 

The latest round of mining liberality comes after many companies in Western Australia and Queensland found they are suffering from an increase in staff turnover. To help combat the problem, along with offering substantial pay rises, the latest Department of Treasury notes that firms are increasingly utilising fly-in-fly-out arrangements from other states as another measure to attract and retain skilled staff.

Wage agreements awarding pay increases in excess of five per cent were recorded for some specialised professions. Consider this figure against other firms that are providing pay increases of around three per cent and you`ll see the financial end of things continue to look pretty rosy for mine workers.

Peter Evans, Managing Director of iMINCO, says, “We have the resource that mining companies are looking for. I receive hundreds of requests each week from men and women interested in a career in mining. I know we have lots of skilled people wanting to join up and fill the gaps mining companies are currently experiencing.”ť

The Department of Treasury report also says that economic activity has yet to completely recover from the Queensland floods.  It makes mention of the fact that some resources companies are still removing water from mines and have not returned to capacity.

Mining Job Information

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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