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Mining Jobs For Women

In Australia These Days A Woman`s Place Is In The Mine 

Mining Jobs For WomenMining jobs for women are not nearly as scarce as you might think.  Though most people still tend to think of mining as primarily a man`s world, there are more and more women making inroads in the industry.  In fact, many companies actually prefer to hire women for certain jobs, as they tend to have excellent attention to detail and good safety records. 

Though it can be a physically demanding job, there is no reason why a woman can`t hold down most positions in the mining industry.  Everything from administrative and lab work to actual on-site jobs are now being filled by women and there are always openings available.  If you are interested in earning a good living, this may be the choice for you. 

Along with their safety and productivity advantages, women also tend to be more skilled and to retain their training better.  These are important qualities in an industry where skilled workers are at a premium and where proper training is vitally important.  For this reason, mining jobs for women are numerous and almost always available. 

Of course, office and lab work is the first area where people would expect to see women involved in mining operations.  But the actual facts may surprise you.  Among the most popular positions for women in the industry are dump truck driving, drilling, mobile plant operations and environmental rehabilitation.  These are all hands on, on-site positions that require women to get their hands dirty right beside the men. 

When it comes to mining jobs for women, the parameters are all exactly the same as those for male employees.  On-site workers will work in shifts, usually comprised of two or three week periods.  Between these shifts, you can either live in a mining community or if, you take a FIFO position, the company will fly you to and from the job site at their expense. 

Some companies even make special accommodation for couples when both partners work in the mines.  In many cases, companies will allow for both partners to be on the same rotation so that their down time coincides with each other.  It`s just one of many considerations that companies are willing to give in order to ensure the overall productivity of their operation. 

It`s no longer just a man`s world in the mines.  There are many interesting and exciting mining jobs for women available, so if you are looking to make good money in an exciting profession, this just might be worth your consideration.  Look into your various options and you can decide which part of the mining industry would best suit you. 

Don`t assume that being a woman will keep you from succeeding in this industry.  Quite the opposite is true.  These days, more than ever, it is becoming clear that in Australia a woman`s place is in the mines.  So if you have what it takes to handle this kind of work, the perfect job may just be out there waiting for you.iminco logo

Mining Jobs For Women

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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