Mining Jobs - How do I get in front of the right people?

Mining Jobs – How do I get in front of the right people?

Mining training company Industry Pathways, gave us some insights that came about from visiting QME in Mackay. There are lots of mining suppliers looking for staff right now.

Some of the common questions people ask are:

  • How do I get in front of a potential mining employer?
  • Are expo`s a good place to go if you are looking for a job in the mines?
  • So, are people better off targeting smaller companies for job opportunities in the mining sector?

It`s not so much the old adage `who you know not what you know` but also being in the right place at the right time. Mining expo`s are good places to get in front of potential employers.|

“Don`t just target the big mining companies as they can be very hard to get a foot in the door if you are alone”. he said. Individuals are better off targeting smaller companies first if they want to get into mining and secure a well paid mining job.

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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