Mining Jobs Australia - South Australia's Arrium Mining Re-opens Mine

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Arrium Mining - SA Jobs Mining Iron Knob mine - iMINCOAn existing mothballed South Australian iron ore mine has brought a new wave of hope for many seeking mining jobs in the state.

The Iron Knob mine which is situated 50kms from Whyalla, has been earmarked for a resumption of iron ore mining activity, after not operating at full scale since the late 90’s.

Iron ore was originally mined in the area and it was of such high quality that it started an iron smelting industry also. The area is referred to as the birthplace of the steel industry in Australia. It gets its name for the fact that it has large iron ore deposits and was a major contributor to Australia’s fledgling iron industry.

Board approval kick-starts South Australian iron ore mine resumption

Arrium Mining’s board recently approved the resumption of mining at the site, with big plans for three new pits close to the coastal town.

Already, the plans are underway to design and build new offices and infrastructure, including a rail line to the area upgrade to reduce the number of mining vehicles using public access roadways.

Arrium has ambitious production plans with an outlook that increased production at the Iron Knob mine will contribute to the mining company maintaining a sales target of 12 million tonnes of iron ore per year for the next ten years.

About Arrium Mining

Arrium is an international mining and materials company with three key business activities:

  • Mining
  • Mining Consumables, and;
  • Steel & Recycling.

They are a significant iron ore producer experiencing rapid growth and expansion with iron ore run rates of approximately 12mtpa. They also have leading market positions in Australian steel through their integrated OneSteel business that includes steel recycling, manufacturing and logistics.

Their additional iron ore mining operations keep many in mining jobs in South Australia. Arrium have two additional mining operations located in South Australia ““ the Middleback Ranges and Southern Iron. They also operate a high quality dolomite mine located at Ardrossan in South Australia.

Mining Jobs at Arrium

Arrium are a progressive Australian mining company with big expansion plans and a solid management team. Safety is always a high priority for mining companies like Arrium. They look to employ people who are safety-focused and have the right mix of experience, mining safety training and attitude to help become part of the team and grow the business.

The mine will be open-cut and it’s expected many more mining jobs will be created for haul truck drivers, machinery operators, Work Health & Safety officers and Supervisors. Preparing for these roles means having the right training courses and qualifications under your belt. Mining is a high risk industry, so you must ensure your safety knowledge is up to scratch at all times by either enrolling in a mining induction course or taking a mining induction refresher course.

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As an example, here are a range of mining jobs with Arrium, currently being advertised.

TIP: If you really want to know ‘exactly’ what mining jobs prospects there are at Arrium Mining, email at us and we’ll send you a copy of Arrium’s latest 2013 annual report.

This is invaluable information if you want to get a head start over other people hoping to land a mining job on this project.


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Processing Estimator / Programmer – Metalcentre Wetherill Park NSW Regional
Customer Service Supervisor – Metalcentre Newcastle NSW Metro


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