There is one thing that is a huge pain for some employers in the Mining Industry. But… if you are sensible and have the ability to withhold yourself you can put yourself in front of other candidates. It is something very simple but you’ll be amazed how many issues there are in the industry. It is as simple as this:
Being sober for work!
Mining companies spend a good deal of time and money on some guys only to have them turn up for a shift after a night out and blow over the limit. It is something that is not accepted and IT”S INSTANT DISMISSAL….and the stupid thing is they know the rules.
They lose their high paying Mining Job straight away. No second chances and no excuses.
This sucks for the employee, but, take into account the employer who is REALLY put out. They have trained them, put their trust in them, now they need to find a new employee and sort out how to fill in their shifts until they find time to train someone else…all because some guy couldn`t control his alcohol.
If you can truthfully control your alcohol without question then mention it. It will go a long way on your cover letter. Even getting a drug screen test for the mines from a local provider…then the proof for future employers will be in black and white.
If you are interested in getting a drug test for the mines please supply me with your town and postcode in the comments below and I will contact you
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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
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 MineStarâ„˘
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.