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Mining Jobs Australia

iMINCO Mining Jobs Australia

Mining Jobs Australia locations

When it comes to mining jobs, Australia has a lot to offer in terms of locations and the number of mining companies to choose from.

Here, you can learn a little more about some of the mining job locations and which Australian mining companies to target.

It pays to be well-prepared

In recent years, most of the mining jobs in Australia have been in Western Australia and Queensland. There are however, mines in other states and also in the Northern Territory. A mine that is not advertising for workers today could be advertising tomorrow – so it pays to be well-prepared. It also helps if you know someone who is already working in the mine you`d like to work at, as this is often a good way to find entry-level mining jobs.

Some of the specific mining locations that have plenty of job opportunities are Port Hedland, Mount Isa, Kalgoorlie and Karratha. The Gorgon Gas Project in Western Australia is another source of possible employment as are the Browse and Galilee Basins in Queensland.

Depending on the location and the mine site, many people enjoy a FIFO lifestyle that allows them to live at home and commute to work or even fly-in and fly-out of a mining town and bus-in bus-out of the mine site.

Because many of the mining jobs these days are of the FIFO type, you don`t necessarily have to live somewhere near a mine to get a job there. Some mining companies even cover relocation expenses to get experienced miners, workers with a specific skill set or a professional such as an engineer or geologist.

Mining jobs

You can find mining jobs Australia with companies like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, BC Iron, Pacific Coal, Warratah Coal, Fortescue Metals Group to name but a few.

BHP Billiton has operations in New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. It is the largest mining company worldwide. Many of the mining jobs in Australia and in other countries around the world are with BHP Billiton.

Rio Tinto has numerous operations in Queensland and New South Wales. Some of the mines that are a part of the group include Clermont, Bengalla and the Hunter Valley Operations.

Mining jobs at these mines and others can be found online on the various mining jobs boards like SEEK, INDEED, CareerOne, and The GO2 People. There’s so many different types of mining jobs you can do. See a list of the different types of mining jobs you can do.

When looking through these jobs websites, there are  hundreds of companies, contractors and recruiters advertising for staff. Here’s a sample of some of the companies you’d find looking for staff.

  • BHP Billiton
  • Cimic Group
  • CoreStaff
  • Downer
  • Global Product Search
  • GO2 Recruitment
  • Golding Contractors
  • Hydro Excavac
  • Labour Solutions Australia
  • Nitro crushing
  • NQ Civil Engineering Contracting
  • One Key Resources
  • Programmed Maintenance Services
  • SES Labour Solutions
  • Spiecapag Australia
  • Stellar Recruitment
  • Thiess
  • WorkPac

When searching for mining jobs, remember the jobs boards can list jobs from other jobs boards; and it can seem like there is no end to the jobs. Some jobs board will link to other boards and then to the advertiser/recruiter website. This is not uncommon; yet it can be frustrating just knowing where your application ends up.

From time to time, mining jobs can also be advertised in national or regional newspapers although this practice is becoming more and more a rarity as mining companies prefer digital content delivery networks to source new employees.

Just about all of the mining companies in Australia now have websites that include links to their own job postings and also allow job seekers to create mining job alerts and even upload their resume’.

These are just a few of the mining jobs choices in Australia. With the right training and a little patience, you can have a career in this rapidly changing industry.


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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