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Australia Has No Shortage Of Mine Jobs

Mine JobsMine jobs are not difficult to come by in Australia. In fact, the mining industry is one of the largest and most financially secure in the entire country. With domestic and overseas demand for minerals and natural energy resources continuing to grow, the need for skilled workers promises notto abate any time soon.

As of 2012, the Australian mining industry employs over 226,000 people and there are more job openings being created every day. That`s because Australia is one of the top five producers of most of the world`s key minerals, including silver, gold, iron, lead, uranium and coal. With new mines opening on a regular basis, there is an ongoing need for employees.

The biggest misconception about the industry is that all mine jobs involve hands on work at mine sites. This is far from truth. While there is always a need for labourers, equipment operators, truck drivers, shotfirers and miners, there are a host of other employment opportunities to be found as well. On-site work alone can include nursing, electricians and caterers as well as other less labor-intensive positions.

There is a whole other side to mining, which involves exploration and securing of potential mine sites. In this field, engineers, surveyors and lab workers all come together to find mineral veins, map out sites and test soil samples. Engineering alone can cover a wide range of fields including civil, electrical, environmental and geological.

And then there are the front office mine jobs, such as human resources, health and safety administration, legal services and accounting. They may seem remote from the day-to-day operation of a mine site, but these positions are no less important to the overall function of a mining company. So the possibilities for potential employment are quite varied.

When it comes to working a mining site itself, there can be many different facets to your employment. Most companies, recognising the danger and the physical toll that this work takes on their employees, will go a long way to make sure that the creature comforts are provided. Some even establish mining camps or communities with all sorts of amenities that employees can enjoy in their down time.

Those who don`t want full-time, on site mine jobs can opt for FIFO, or fly in/fly out positions that enable you to travel into and out of the site on a rotating basis. This way you can keep your family grounded in one location and minimize the stress on everyone involved while still making a good living at your chosen profession.

Mining continues to be a thriving and productive industry and the major companies will spare no expense to ensure that it remains that way. So if you`re looking for work that pays well and will give you some stability, there is no better place to turn. Become a part of one of the biggest communities in the world by joining the Australian mining industry today.iminco logo

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  1. Ron Woodward February 22, 2013 Reply

    I am a clean skin to mining. How much does it cost to do an induction?

    • John February 27, 2013

      Hi Ron
      The mining induction course is run all over Australia. Industry Pathways (07 5520 2522) run these courses over 2-3 days. The courses are very comprehensive and will teach you, not only about health and safety and risk assessment in the industry, but will educate you and prepare you for a career in the mining and resource sector. You can find out more about the
      mining induction course on our website.

      Here’s another tip for you. At iMINCO, we talk to a lot of mining companies and recruiters and they tell us the biggest mistake people make when applying for mining jobs is their resume and knowledge of the industry is below standard, so their application ends up in the “no interview” basket. That being said, there are some solutions to this.

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  2. Lenny Dotoi February 14, 2013 Reply

    How do I get work in the mines I have no experience

    • John February 25, 2013

      Hi Lenny and thanks for your comment. We get a lot of people asking this question and the first thing I’d recommend is reading our information on “How to get into mining with no experience”. If you register for one of our mining information evenings we are holding soon, you will be given dozens of tips and ideas on how to get into the industry. These workshops are free and I’d highly recommend you come along… you’ll learn a lot about just what it takes to get into the resource industry.

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