Mining Jobs for Electricians

Mining Jobs for Electricians

AUTO ELECTRICIAN ( Auto Electrical Fitter, Maintenance Mechanic):
Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in the mines. In the minerals and energy industry they are responsible for establishing and ensuring ongoing supplies of power from generators to mining plant & equipment, machinery and accommodation units.

  • Entry Point: Completion of Auto Electrician Apprenticeship
  • Certificate of Auto Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III Auto Specialist Apprenticeship
  • Average Wage: $35,000-$45,000

Jobs for Auto Electricians (mining) on SEEK.com.au, CareerOne.com.au, Indeed.com.au, Skilled.com.au: (DIDO/FIFO, mostly 9 : 5 rosters)
Career Progression: Auto Electrician > Electrician

ELECTRICIAN (Electrical Fitter Mining):
Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in the mines. They interpret electrical drawings to determine the wiring layout for mine site buildings. Electricians can repair electrical appliances, faulty switches and circuits. In the minerals and energy industry they are responsible for establishing and ensuring ongoing supply of power from generators to plant and accommodation units.

  • Entry Point: Apprenticeship – Electrician
  • Certificate III Electrotechnology (Computer Systems, Electrical Drafting, Electronic and Electrical or Instrument Control)
  • Average Wage: $40,000-$80,000

Jobs for Electricians on SEEK.com.au, CareerOne.com.au, Indeed.com.au, Skilled.com.au: (DIDO/FIFO, mostly 9 : 5 rosters)
Career Progression: Auto Electrician > Electrician

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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