SA mining jobs lift

SA mining jobs lift

Mining jobs for South Australia - Indigenous mining jobs

Another 170 people will be hired following the awarding of a six-year $1 billion mining contract to OZ Minerals recently. Its mining workforce will peak at 550 people, pushing the total number of mine workers at the mine site, including those employed by OZ and other mining contractors, to close to 1000.

Thiess, which handles the mining of copper and gold ore for OZ, had its current contract not only extended to 2018, but expanded.

The mining job increases will be a boon for South Australians, with both Thiess and OZ focussed on employing locally. A successful indigenous employment program [mining] is also run at the site, taking in participants from nearby communities such as Coober Pedy.

Executive general manager of Thiess Australian Mining Michael Wright said the company was proud of its diverse workforce and strong culture.

Indigenous and women’s job programs


“Of our people currently on the mine site, some 90 per cent are based in South Australia, with 15 per cent from regional aboriginal communities,” he said.

More than 15 per cent of Thiess’ Prominent Hill mine site workforce are women.

Thiess said it was well underway in the planning, training and implementation of the ramp-up, which would require a “substantial expansion ofThiess’ existing mining operation, peaking at five fleets of large mining equipment”.

iMINCO Mining Information Training Recruitment

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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