The One Thing Employers HATE! - iMINCO Mining Training Information

The One Thing Employers HATE!

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 towithhold 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 andno excuses.

This sucks for the employee, but, take into account the employer who isREALLY put out. They have trained them, put theirtrust in them, now they need to find a newemployee andsort out how tofill in their shifts until theyfind time to train someone else…all because some guy couldn`t control his alcohol.

If youcan truthfullycontrol your alcoholwithout question then mention it. It will go a long way onyour 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

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  1. Evan May 20, 2011 Reply

    Merrimac (Gold Coast), 4226.

  2. Dennis May 17, 2011 Reply

    My town is Carisbrook, Postcode3464 thanks

  3. blair solomon April 7, 2011 Reply

    hi interested in doing the dumptruck course and general induction course at ormeau also would like to get the drug/alcohol test done cheers im in arundel gold coast

  4. Sinead March 18, 2011 Reply

    Im very keen to get my foot in the door, as after working in the mining camps in the hospitality industry for over 5 years I feel as thou its time for a change,
    My home town is Mackay QLD 4740
    I dont do drugs and rarely drink
    from a keen future operator

  5. Jason Wilcox February 28, 2011 Reply

    Hi,im Jason,34 yearsold.I have 15 months experience on a 2 on 1 off roaster in an open pit mine on Cat 785 & Komatsu 830.
    I have HR,DA,Excavator,Bobcat,Backhoe,Roller and Forklift tickets.
    I will supply my own Drug Screen.I only drink on occasions.
    Live in Cairns QLD 4868
    No commitments

  6. John February 19, 2011 Reply

    Hi Guys

    I want to get a job as a dump truck driver and am willing to pay for the course. What are the chances of me getting a job after that and what rosters tend to be offered adn are they FIFO, etc. I do not drink except occasionally socially – I am 58 and have a clean licence with masses of driving experience including large vehicles. I am an Aus Citizen. J

  7. barry January 2, 2011 Reply

    hi question is at a heathly fit 61 yr old whos never smoked had an odd drink and never done drugs and willing to do the coarsers to be a dump truck driver had exsperance in transport any chance in the mining industry cheers barry

  8. murray jupp November 3, 2010 Reply

    hi im keen to starting working in the mines doing anything im a good working dont do drugs and only drink on occasion spent 20 years in construction mainly plasterering but have done other labourering work as well i live in lennox head 2478 had drivers license for 30 years and forklift license for 15 lokking for some information on the best way to get work in the mining sector any help would be appreciated… thank you

  9. Jason October 27, 2010 Reply

    G’day, I’m a 31 year old bloke with 3 kids and a soon to be wife, i want to get a great paying job in the mines to set up my family, i don’t drink, don’t smoke and i love working. I have an LE ticket and experience on other machines but no tickets for them. I am finding it extreamly hard to get my foot in the door. Have you got some advice??

  10. wade hansen September 14, 2010 Reply

    hi pete
    i want to go get my da test i live in deception bay qld 4508 could u give me the heads up on where to go in my area cheers

    • Pete - iMINCO September 14, 2010

      Hi Wade

      The nearest to you would be in Brisbane city. Here’s the link to addresses and doctors for coal board Medicaid in Brisbane


  11. scott allen July 28, 2010 Reply

    hi, i drink about twice a year and was planning once i have the qualifications to get a drug testing done to show the response per having the chance to get the employment i am chasing. however i am still about a month away from having the finances to obtain the qualifications needed.

  12. Justin May 23, 2010 Reply

    Hi Pete,
    Home town is Buderim,QLD ,4556.Will greatly get test done.

  13. Nic May 10, 2010 Reply

    Kingscliff NSW 2487

  14. Mel Krupke April 9, 2010 Reply

    Thank you for writing such an appealing post. Normall I see the same thing and it starts to get on my nearves. Thanks again and I’ll be back for more.

  15. Benny April 6, 2010 Reply

    Melbourne, 3140.

  16. carol potter March 28, 2010 Reply

    Hi have been trying to find information about women in the mining industry,eg dump trucks or cleaning.Can anyone help me

    • Pete - iMINCO March 28, 2010

      Hi Carol

      You can find information about women in the mines on our webites and fill in the form so we have your contact details.

      Thanks Pete

  17. June Mouton March 23, 2010 Reply

    Hi at present I’m living in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast 4218

  18. Peter Doorey March 23, 2010 Reply

    Hi im an X-underground coal miner of 7 years at Huntley Colliery in Dapto NSW,
    My wife & i have moved to Queensland for a new start after losing Our youngest daughter in 2003, Our other 2 daughter are all grown up now & doing just fine.
    I don’t drink or smoke & would dearly love to get back into the mining industry, not only for the money but the mateship that is found in this industry.
    I have Tickets for Dump truck, Excavator, Forklift, Generic Safety cert for Coal & Metalliferous, 1st Aid cert.

  19. nigel hart March 22, 2010 Reply

    suburb for me is tanah merah 4128 qld
    not a problem for me as i may only drink 2 on the weekend but never during the week as my schedule picking up kids and work doesnt allow for it. thanks for your time.

  20. Paul Wijnberg March 22, 2010 Reply

    Glengarry, 3854

  21. troy March 21, 2010 Reply

    I live in Mudgeeraba Qld and i do not do drugs, don’t smoke and seldom drink alcohol. I am married with 5 young children and am willing to work anywhere. I am willing to do any job. Have worked in the construction industry as a labourer until 2 weeks ago due to the slow down in the construction industy. I have held a drivers licence for 12 years. I am willing to undertake the dump truck course and any other course if it will assit me in obtaining a job. Look forward to hearing from you.

  22. Annie March 21, 2010 Reply

    Anyone who has managed to secure a job in a mine and then blows it because of alcohol, needs an IQ test not a sobriety test. Is it possible to get a job through this web site? I have 41 years driving experience and am a professional driver with a Qld DA and a HR truck licence. My family is all grown up and I have no intention of having any more so certainly won’t be requiring maternal leave benefits. So what are my chances of being offered a position with your mining company?

  23. David March 20, 2010 Reply

    i live in coomera 4209 and would love to work in the mines. I dont drink or use drugs and i would love an exciting new experiance.

  24. Ben Short March 20, 2010 Reply


    I dont do drugs and i hardly ever drink, myabe once every two or three months i’ll have a couple, but while im in the mines i will not have a problem refraining from alcohol.
    I value my job more then drugs and alcohol.

    Please help me out with getting a job in the Mines..

  25. Cody Slennett March 20, 2010 Reply

    Hi my hometown is Vasity Lakes on the Gold Coast 4227 im definetly a responsible clean sober guy and alcohol has never been an issue.cheers

  26. Ben A'Vard March 15, 2010 Reply

    Hi im keen to get a foot in, my home town is tweed 2485 and i can honestly say i dont take drugs, and drinking has never been a problem and never will be. cheers. Ben

  27. peter thomas February 25, 2010 Reply

    my hometown is Tugun and my postcode is 4224

    • Wes Hames September 12, 2010

      Uki 2484

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