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A Career In Mining Begins With Proper Mine Training

Mine TrainingMine training is an essential for individuals who want to work at any level of the mining industry. Because it is such a complex and inherently dangerous field, companies require all of their employees to be properly trained. Not only does this improve productivity it is also the first line of defence against accident and injury. So if you are interested in a career in mining you`ll want to start by getting the necessary background.

Because mining is such an important part of Australia`s economic structure, the entire industry is run very tightly, from top to bottom. All mining employees are expected to not only understand the requirements for their specific job but also learn and adhere to OH&S standards to help maintain the highest level of safety, whether they are working at an open-cut or underground site.

Different types of jobs will require different types of mine training. For instance, a dump truck driver will need a completely different kind of job preparation than underground miners. Each individual position is vital to the overall operation, so the better everyone understands their job, the more productive the company will be. And since productivity means more profits, this benefits everyone in the end.

It isn`t necessarily a requirement that new mine employees are trained before starting their jobs. Many companies offer on the job training, but having some level of knowledge before you start can certainly help to give you a leg up. Fortunately, there are many companies across the country that offer courses to prepare you for work in the mining industry.

Potential employers will see mine training as a sign that you are eager to learn and willing to follow the rules of the workplace, which is essential in such a dangerous profession. Prepared employees are safe employees and that is so important in this industry that Australia has consistently made safety a primary concern when it comes to mining.

To this end, many companies also offer training to their current employees as well as new employees, enabling everyone to keep abreast of the latest technological developments and any changes to industry-wide standards. You may be required to refresh your level of knowledge on a regular basis and a willingness to do so can help you to advance at your chosen career.

Most employees are more than happy to comply with mine training as it is such an important stepping-stone to gaining what can be very profitable employment. The mining companies understand and appreciate the time commitment and extraordinary stress that the job entails and they tend to compensate their employees very well. For this reason, being properly trained can bein your best interest financially.

If you`re interested in joining one of the most progressive industries in Australia, make sure you take the time to be properly trained. Then you`ll be on your way to what will hopefully be a long and happy career in one of Australia`s many mines.iminco logo

Mine Training

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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