Queensland is having another mining jobs boost. International mining company Vale and Aquila Resources announced they will be looking to create more mining jobs in the region.
About 500 construction workers and 400-500 permanent mining crew once the Eagle Downs mine gets underway near Moranbah in 2014.
Aquila general manager Stephen Pilcher said although market conditions were volatile it’s still viable open a coal mine in the Bowen Basin. At the moment there are around 40 workers on-site and the number is expected to increase to around 70 over the next 18 months.
By 2014 or 2015 the coal mine workforce be around 400 to 500 people employed on the operation.
Aquila said it was hoping to hire workers who were finding it difficult to find work and although they indicated they may also be looking at a lower base rate.
Eagle Downs is expected to export around 4.5 million tonnes of coking coal a year for the first decade, with the ability to hit 8mt after the major expansion with an expected mine life of 47 years.
Get more information on Eagle Downs coal mine and if you want to submit an application to be considered for the upcoming expansion, iMINCO highly recommends you submit your application to the Eagle Downs HR department.
However, before doing so make sure your resume is up-to-date, is mining relevant and you have completed at least a Mining Induction safety training course because this is the basic requirement for people looking to get into a mining job in Queensland.
For more information on mining courses to help you get into the mining and resource industry, you can call Industry Pathways on 0403 560 594.
Queensland Mining Jobs – Eagle Downs
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.