More Pilbara Mining Jobs

More Pilbara Mining Jobs

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FORTESCUE Metals has locked in $US1.5 billion ($A1.44 billion) in new funding for the expansion of its iron ore operations in the Pilbara (WA).

The company has opened a $US750 million ($A720.22 million) term loan, plus a revolving credit facility also worth $US750 million. This funding will support Fortescue’s expansion to 155 mtpa (million tonnes per annum), create new mining jobs for the area.

The Chichester Hub is on target to meet the scheduled ramp-up by the end of 2012 and we remain completely focused on delivering the 155 mtpa expansion by mid-2013, including a second ore processing facility, (which has already begun).

Water and power facilities are being expanded as well as a remote crushing hub and overland conveyor system with mining works having commenced in two areas in preparation for mine expansion. Christmas Creek will get a new airstrip. Fortescue reports good progress has also been made with the construction of roads and bulk earthworks for other infrastructure, an essential consideration for the transportation of iron ore.

These expansions will take the installed capacity of the Chichester Hub to 90 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Dec 2012. Additionally, an extra 5mtpa will be transported through Christmas Creek from the Fortescue/BC Iron Nullagine Joint Venture.

Pilbara Mining Jobs.
There are 100’s of Pilbara mining jobs being advertised at the moment. Whether you are looking to get into mining as a ‘clean skin’ or you are thinking of working in the mines, now is the time to start. Mining is a financially rewarding career, although it is a demanding and tough industry to work in.

You need to be highly motivated and have the right certifications before you can work on a mine site. A mining induction course will give you the right training you need when you’re looking for entry level mining jobs, or looking to score a job as a dump truck driver or mine site supervisor.

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  1. Teresa Loughman August 8, 2012 Reply

    i would really love to drive the dump trucks but i just dont have the dollars to pay to do the courses how can i get a job doing this without doing the courses do they have any greenie intakes? thanks for taking your time to read this regards Teresa

    • Trav August 11, 2012

      Hi Teresa
      Thanks for your question. Andrew had a similar question and I’ve replied to that one here about the best opportunities for you get a mining job as a dump truck operator. I hope you find it useful. There’s a lot of females driving haul trucks too, so don’t be put off. Get the right training, do your research, find the jobs, get a good mining resume prepared (here’s some good mining resume tips), contact mining companies direct, ask your friends if they hear of any vacancies for haul truck drivers to give you a call. You know Teresa, you can always get a job in the mines with no experience as a ‘cleanskin’ too. Once you’re in a mining job, the opportunities are much greater because you’re on site, you’re doing the work and that’s the best position to be in. You also need to have completed a mining induction training course, which is essential to your safety as well as that of the people you’l be working with on a mine site. Good luck and let us know how you go too… or join the conversation on the iMNICO Mining Information facebook page. There’s a lot of good stuff on there to help you.

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  2. Andrew Orton August 8, 2012 Reply

    Just confirming about training for the Dump trucks
    and what class of license do you require? Thank you

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      Pete August 11, 2012

      Hi Andrew
      You don’t need a special licence at all to drive a haul truck on a mine site – but you do need the right certification to prove to a mining company you have completed the correct training. Mining sites are generally on private land, so in theory you could drive a haul truck without one, not that we recommend that of course. Driving dump trucks is a skilled job, there are a lot of things to consider…safety is the number one priority on every mine site. You won’t even be considered for a dump truck driving job is you have not completed the right course, which is: (RIIMPO311A) Conduct Haul Truck Operations -this is a Nationally recognised certification too. Although we’re not recruiters, we can show you where to go to find the jobs in the mines for dump truck drivers. The haul truck driver training school near Brisbane is the perfect place to start. They have 2 CAT haul trucks, excavators, loaders and water trucks,so there’s a lot of activity going on there on a daily basis – just like a real mine site. The haul truck training site is huge, 100 hectares (it’s on a mining lease so it’s the real deal) of circuits, hills, declines and the trainers really know their stuff and put you through all sorts of driving conditions to REALLY prepare you for working in the mines (with night time driver training too). This is one of the best courses you can do if you’re new to mining and want to get the skills to give you the experience and also confidence to get into mining as a haul truck operator.

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