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Pilbara mine jobsThe iron ore industry in the Pilbara is kicking massive goals in terms of its productivity and job creation, with record-breaking production figures having just being released.

The export volumes generate much-needed cash-flow to sustain people in mine jobs in the region.

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RIO TINTOoperates a world-class network of 14 iron ore mines, three port facilities, a 1,400 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure while currently supplying more than 12,000 workers in Western Australia’s Pilbara regionwith mine jobs.

In the first half of 2013 they recorded a 2% increase in sales and production over 2012 figures despite adverse weather conditions (flooding) and sales being lower than production in the second quarter due to a conveyor breakdown which caused a three week glitch for one in five ship loaders. Rio Tinto’s plans to expand capacity by developing new mines and improving productivity at existing mines are on track.

In 2013 they signed on 241 new graduates, of whom 28 per cent are women and 17 per cent from emerging regions. They also employed 87 apprentices; nine per cent are women and 16 per cent Indigenous.

A public review of Rio Tinto’s plan for its Koodaideri iron ore mine in Australia’s Pilbara region has commenced. Rio expects production to begin around the 35 million tonnes a year (70Mtpa), and it is hoped to reach 70 Mtpa at the new mine which is situated a mere 23km from the Karinjini National Park.

The proposed project involves open cut pits and Rio expects the mine life to reach 30 years. Projected costs have reportedly reached A$3.5 billion.

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BHP BILLITONis another company that has recorded its thirteenth increase in annual production of Western Australia Iron Ore from the Pilbara region. Total iron ore production increased by seven per cent in the 2013 financial year to 170 million tonnes.

The June 2013 quarter reflected the successful completion of all major infrastructure associated with the Inner Harbour Expansion project.

WAIO production is expected to increase to approximately 207 million tonnes in the 2014 financial year and first production from the Jimblebar Mine Expansion is now anticipated in December 2013.

FORTESCUEis the third largest iron ore producer in Australia and their CEO Neville Power believes that China`s current 7% economic growth rate is still strong and will mean a stable demand for Australian iron ore, which will continue to increase the chance of mine jobs into the future.






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Read This Checklist Before Applying For A Mine JobIn The Pilbara

  • The biggest tip we can give you is do your research on Pilbara Mining Jobs first! You have to understand how each mining company works, what they do, what they’re mining, where they do it and where their future growth is. Then, take this knowledge and add little snippets of it to your job application cover letter. When you go for your interview, you will be asked questions about why you want to work at BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue, so you better be ready with some good answers. View a list of typical questions you may be asked when applying for a mine job.
  • Make sure your resume is up-to-date and focused on mining.
  • Here are some resume tips to help you with your Pilbara mining job applications.
  • Do you want to know how to impress BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue?” read our tips on “how to interview well for a job in the mines“.
  • Some of BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue’s mining operations require you to physically fit and ready to start work. If you apply for jobs in some mining areas, you may need to complete a medical examination.
  • Think about what other mining, management, machinery skills training and WHS safety courses you can do to increase your career opportunities in the Pilbara.
  • How to get into mining with no experience.
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  • Learn how to drive and maintain a 4 wheel drive vehicle as most BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue operations will be in remote, off-road locations, such as the WA Pilbara, so you must have these skills.
  • Mining companies and recruiters look to your social media profile first. Indications are that up to 80% of recruiters look to social media to get a feel for who you are and what you’re about. Make sure your social media profile does not contain anything that may hamper your opportunity to get an interview. Remove any foul language or dodgy pictures of you in compromising poses or situations.
  • After applying for a job at BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue, make sure you follow it up with a phone call a day later to enquire if they have received your job application. This shows you are keen, thorough and action based, which is what mining companies are looking for.
  • If you do get an email or a phone call regarding your job application, be prepared to answer questions on the spot “ know your stuff and be confident in your abilities.
  • If you`ve have not heard back from BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue within a week or so, give them a call and enquire about the progress of your application , be persistent “ but polite at the same time. The application process can take time, be patient, although don`t drop the ball and forget about it. This is your future in your hands and you and only you are responsible for creating it and making it happen.
  • Keep yourself up-to-date with news forPilbara mine jobs and use this current information when you are talking to the recruiters or with BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue staff directly. Remember this “ every mining company and contractor is looking for reliable, committed and hard -working people who can think on their feet and contribute to the growth of the business. If you`re thinking only about yourself and what you can get out of a job with BHP, Rio Tinto or Fortescue, then you may have to re-think your approach, the old way of being self-centric, just doesn’t cut it any more.

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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.

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