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A Career In Mining Begins With Proper Mine Training†
Mine 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 be†in 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.
Dump Truck Operator Salaries
How much do dump truck production operators earn in the mines?
Depending on where you live, or which state the mine is located in, as you can see from the information below, the salaries are very different. In Queensland and New South Wales, mining wages are pretty much the same for Dump Truck Operators. Working at a Western Australian mine you can expect to earn about 20% more than if you worked in QLD or NSW.
Dump truck operator jobs are advertised on SEEK and other mining jobs boards regularly.
According to online jobs website Indeed (au.indeed.com), the average salary for a Dump Truck Production Operator in Australia is $41.98 per hour. Salary estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Dump Truck Drivers. The data was collected from past and present job ads on Indeed over the last 36 months.
Payscale.com Dump Truck Driver Pay Estimates
Looking at the salary of an entry-level Dump Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience, you can expect to earn an average hourly wage (includes bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$42 based on 24 pay reviews.
With so many different and conflicting articles about pays, it's difficult to know what the exact take home pay is for a Dump Truck Operator.
Blackwater, Queensland Dump Truck Salaries +40%
According to Payscale.com, Dump Truck Operators in the Queensland Bowen Basin area of Blackwater, earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. Dump Truck Operators also get more money in Western Australia (26.6% more) and Kalgoorlie (17.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (19.6% less), Brisbane, Queensland (16.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (14.3% less).
SEEK mining job salaries for dump truck production operators
What are dump truck operator employers looking for?
The following list is a collection of requirements you'll find in most advertised dump truckk operator jobs
- Experience operating CAT trucks
- A willingness to work rotating rosters
- Ability to contribute and work positively in a team environment
- Able to pass a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol test
- Competitive Hourly Rate plus super on all hours worked
- Current Drivers Licence
- Current Standard 11 or willing to obtain a Standard 11
- Have a strong commitment to safety and Zero Harm and ensure this is a
- priority and at the forefront of all your decision-making
- Have a strong work history
- High level of safety awareness
- Relevant current RII Competencies
- Relevant RII/ SSE sign offs/ Competencies
- Right to work in Australia - Birth Certificate or Australian Passport
- Sound Work History
- Be reliable and a team player