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Mining Jobs Queensland

Mining Jobs In Queensland Are A Way Of Life 

Mining Jobs QueenslandMining jobs Queensland are one of the backbones of  the entire region.  That`s because the mining industry is such an integral part of this area.  With rich natural deposits of coal, bauxite and various other minerals, the prospects for continuing the industry are extremely good.  Here mining remains a thriving source of employment and income and, unlike almost any other region, a true way of life. 

There are many small mining communities scattered throughout the region.  Some are populated continuously, others see workers coming and going on a cycle of fly in/fly out jobs.  The normal practice is a rotation of two weeks on and one week off, though rotations can vary from company to company.  As these towns are centered around the mining operation itself, they tend to be very close-knit communities. 

While there are many different minerals that are mined throughout the region, most mining jobs Queensland are related to coal.  There are several large coal deposits in areas such as the Bowen and Galilee Basins and they produce millions of tonnes of thermal coal each year.  With the increased demand for sustainable energy resources, this puts Australia`s mining industry at the forefront of the world market. 

Along with profitable mining operations, Queensland is also a main location for export as it contains several of the key ports.  Towns such as Abbot Point, Mackay and Brisbane are main centres for exportation and shipping of coal supplies.  These and other port towns handle the majority of Australia`s coal exports and are another great source of mine related jobs. 

As important as coal is as a resource, it is far from the only natural product of the region`s mining industry.  In fact, many mining jobs Queensland centre around the excavation of bauxite.  The first major discovery of bauxite here came in the mid 1950`s and within a decade, a full-blown mining operation had grown up around it. 

Bauxite is most commonly found in the northern section of the region.  One of the larger and more well developed mining towns is Weipa, where several thousand people live and work together in the mines.  Fortunately, the main reserves of bauxite have been relatively easy to access and the result is a thriving mining operation that brings in a steady profit. 

The end result of all these resources is an ever present and growing amount of mining jobs Queensland.  Individuals looking for good, stable employment that pays well can find it here.  Whether you want to relocate or just work FIFO jobs, you can find something that will suit your needs and provided you have the proper training, the mining companies are always eager to hire. 

If you`re considering getting into mining, there is no better place to start than beautiful Queensland.  It`s the heart of Australia`s most vibrant and thriving coal industry and it promises to be a solid part of the industry`s future as well.  Now is the perfect time to carve your niche with a job in the mines, so why not come see what Queensland has to offer?iminco logo

Mining Jobs Queensland

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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