Mining jobs aren’t always associated with actually being on a physical mine site.
The mining industry in Australia supports hundreds if not thousands of smaller industries that produce products and services to keep the mining companies moving forward.
There is great opportunity for people with the right mix of trade skills and experience to take advantage of recent announcements like Austin Engineering Limited (ASX:ANG) announcing they had signed a three-year contract with Brazil-based international mining company Vale.
“great opportunity for people with the right mix of trade skills”
“good news for qualified tradespeople like metal fabricators, welders & boilermakers”
- Westech dump truck bodies
- Excavator and loader buckets
- Large service vehicles and water tanks
- Structural steel
- Tyre handlers
- Heavy fabrication
- Mineral processing equipment and components used in the aluminum industry
- Supply and repair of radiators and other cooling products
- On-site and in-house boring and machining
A truly global company, Austin Engineering Limited can be found in these locations:
- In Wyoming through its subsidiary Western Technology Services (Westech).
- In Chile through Austin Ingenieros, located in the northern mining regions of Antofagasta and Calama.
- In through Columbia Austin Ingenieros at Barranquilla.
- In Peru through Austin Engineering in Lima.
- In Indonesia through Austin Engineering at Batam Island; and
- In addition to the already impressive global presence Austin Engineering Ltd has a joint-venture operation in the Middle East with a manufacturing facility in Oman.
Austin Engineering delivered a net profit of $28.4 million in fiscal 2013. They are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and are a company to target as their diversification in mining and engineering support services creates multiple opportunities for skilled craftspeople looking to transfer their civil experience into a high paying mining job.
Mining Jobs at Austin Engineering Limited
Austin Engineering is a leading employer of engineers, welders, fitters, boilermakers, draftsmen, accountants, administrative personnel, operation managers and many others.
They encourage people to send in applications clearly stating the position(s) you`re interested in. In addition be sure to accurately record your employment history and clearly present this in your resume and covering letter. For many people, writing a resume that gets past the resume scanning software used by recruitment companies is beyond their expertise.
A solution to this problem is to have a professionally written resume created and it’s often the only way you can increase your mining job chances.
To apply for jobs, go to the website: www.austineng.com.au/careers.html
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NOTE: for tradespeople and specialist engineering craftsmen and women, working for a company like Austin Engineering Limited could mean regular on-site work at mine sites across Australia. Being prepared for such contingencies can often increase your employment opportunities.
Mining jobs in Queensland come with a pre-determined set of items you must attend to before taking on a mining job. The Queensland government has specific WH&S guidelines for workers in the mining industry to maintain the high safety standards and to comply with legislation.
Mining jobs are dangerous, therefore the Mining Induction (Standard 11) was introduced to induct new starters in the mining industry. The 2 day course is specifically designed to introduce mining terminology, procedures and polices to a workforce that has never been exposed to a mining environment in the past.
Coupled with the Mining Induction course, the Mines Act also requires mine site employees to be physically fit, therefore a Coal Board Medical examination is often required before formal offers of employment can be given.
Being aware of the requirements and complexities of mining employment will help people be more successful when applying for mining jobs in the rapidly expanding engineering and support services industry in Australia.
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Standard 11 Mining Induction