Thousands of mining jobs for South Australia

Thousands of mining jobs for SA

Mining jobs on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

A state government report estimates the existing mines of OneSteel and Iluka will be joined by at least seven new mining operations over the next five years, creating thousands of mining jobs on Eyre Peninsula over the next decade.

The study states if all seven mines proceed to the operating phase, it is estimated more than 2200 ongoing direct mine jobs will be created in mining and processing operations.

Conservative estimates of new mining jobs associated with construction of the mines and infrastructure, indicate there will be a requirement for at least a further 4500 mine jobs over the next five years, peaking at 1700 positions in 2014. The relatively high level of staff turnover means mining job openings will exceed the number of new jobs created.

The projects will be mostly iron ore mines and if they all proceed, it is estimated replacement demand over the next decade will exceed 5000 mining related positions.

Diverse mining job opportunities

Eyre Peninsula mining projects included in the report are OneSteel’s Project Magnet and OneSteel Processing Plant in the Middleback Ranges; Iluka’s Jacinth /Ambrosia in the Eucla Basin on the West Coast; Iron Clad’s Willchery Hill Stage 1 project near Kimba; Iron Road at Warramboo; Centrex’s Bungalow prospect and Lower Eyre projects including the Eyre Iron venture at Koppio; Lincoln Minerals Gum Flat Stage 1 and 2; Minotaur at Poochera and Uranium SA’s Mullaquana project.

Among the workers required will be those with mining, exploration and engineering qualifications and experience, as well as welders, fitters, electricians, accountants, surveyors, Occupational Health and Safety professionals, mechanics, metal fabricators and truck drivers.

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Thousands of mining jobs for South Australians


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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