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.


All-Rounders: $65,000 “ $120,000


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, 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.



  1. Kahleb May 20, 2012 Reply

    I am looking for any work in the mining area. I have worked in the building industry for the last 18 months and would like some more stability for my family.

  2. dustin August 24, 2011 Reply

    i done my cert 3 in civil construction worked dozers front end loaders for 5 years done small amounts on escavators rollers bobcats but never had tickets im 22 lookin to move on to bigger better things

  3. Chris Bonell August 11, 2011 Reply

    I have plant operators tickets ll le lb ls but minimal time on mach. i did generic mine induction aswell and now dont no who or how to find the jobs for the less exp.please help.

  4. wayne bowyer August 9, 2011 Reply

    gday im a qualified diesel fitter with experience on trucks, buses, and smaller engines, but am hoping to get into the earthmoving side of things, but would even start from the bottom just to get my foot in the door, any help would be appreciated.

    • Pete - iMINCO August 11, 2011

      Hi Wayne
      Contact the office and send your resume through. Check out the resume tips. There is a big need for operators in the mines especially if you have had experience as a fitter
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: operator jobs in the mines

  5. John Ayres May 23, 2011 Reply

    Hi I am a trade qualified carpenter with 35 years experience in general construction have NSW builders licence, HR drivers licence, basic scaffolders ticket and I am reasonably fit looking for a change thanks

  6. mark sharman April 15, 2011 Reply

    to whom it may concern i would like to try and get in the mines have been a concreater for the last few years and also have done forklift work before that would be great to get a foot in the door so i can progress further thanks for your time

  7. corey greenwood October 9, 2010 Reply

    hey guy i would just like some information on hoe 2 obtaine a labouring job in the mines or spraypainting and sandblasting as i have 11 years experianceif u could give me the heads up on any positions that may be going it would be muchly appreciated

  8. Ryan o'brien September 13, 2010 Reply

    Hey Gary
    im looking to get into the mines but have had no luck so far. im keen hard working just finished my bricklaying trade. just wanna do something different and can always go back to it if it dosnt work out. do u have any advise?

  9. neil June 30, 2010 Reply

    they are looking for bus drivers to take miners to work with greyhound busesmackay/moranbah

    • Pete - iMINCO June 30, 2010

      Hi Neil

      Thank for the heads up I will tell everyone who has registered their details with us and hopefully someone will be able to help greyhound out.


  10. Garry Fraser May 16, 2010 Reply

    Is there a website that actually has these labouring jobs posted and if so where can one find them

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