Labourer in the Mines - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Labourer in the Mines

Labourers are in demand within the minerals industry as they are central to operations. They help with construction, repair and maintenance and may perform tasks including:

  • Operating machines;
  • Assisting workers to extract geological materials, using hand tools and equipment;
  • Helping to extract craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators and monitoring equipment operation during the extraction process;
  • Supplying equipment or cleaning work areas;
  • Collecting geological matter, using hand tools and testing devices;
  • Signalling workers to start extraction;
  • Repairing automotive and drilling equipment;
  • Delivery and set-up of materials, devices and machine parts, using hand tools;
  • Loading materials into gas or well hole, or equipment, and
  • Dismantling and extracting excavation material and equipment.

Wages

All-Rounders: $65,000 ““ $120,000

Qualifications

Entry to this occupation is generally through relevant experience. Mining companies and contractors are the main employers in the mining industry.

How to apply for these types of positions

Start your search either using Google or go to the mining jobs boards like Seek.com.au, indeed.com.au and search for “labourer in the mines”, or “mine jobs labouring”, or “labourer mining job no experience”. You’ll need to consider doing a Standard 11 Generic Induction course if you want to work in QLD in a coal mining or metaliferous environment.

 

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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