Dump truck jobs in WA are being advertised than ever before as more and more mining companies in WA, rev up their production in the iron ore mines. We are seeing some job ads asking for experience of only 6 months to get a start on mine sites owned by Fortescue Metals, Roy Hill, BHP and Rio Tinto.
Specialist drivers of dump trucks are always in demand because of the high levels of safety and diligence these drivers posses.
WA jobs driving dump trucks are always advertised on the major mining jobs boards, and not just advertising WA jobs.
The many boards advertising dump truck jobs in WA contain job opportunities from mining recruiters such as:
- GO2 People
Dump Truck Jobs by Advertiser
On the big jobs boards for example, you’ll find a big list of mining companies, contractors and recruiters advertising for dump truck operators and multi-skilled operators of all levels. Some advertisers ask for operators to be able to drive a dump truck, dozer, grader, loader and water cart, and some simply ask for people who can only drive a truck.
Here’s a list of companies and recruiters who are advertising dump truck jobs on SEEK.com.au and the other big jobs websites.
- Chandler Macleod
- WorkPac Group
- The GO2 People
- Stellar Recruitment
- KCA Site Services
- DT Workforce
- Adaptive Resourcing
- SES Labour Solutions
- Tourque Recruitment
- Mining People International
- Iron Mine Services
- TLC WA
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Downer EDI
- One Key Resources
- Mineral Resources
- Workforce XS
- Amalgam Recruitment
- Recruit West
- Goldfield Australia
- Acorn Human Resources
- Roy Hill
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Recruitment companies will typically act on behalf of a mining company and do the groundwork first to filter out the unsuitable candidates and create a short list of people who they feel have the experience as well as the ‘human skills’ to take on the job of a dump truck driver in WA.
Mining recruiters such as The GO2 People, Randstad, Stellar Recruitment and Programmed Integrated Workforce will be employed by mining companies operating in the WA Pilbara region.
Some of these mining companies will include the biggest and well-known names in the industry. Mining companies like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and Roy Hill (Gina Rinehart) are at the forefront of creating WA mining jobs in the iron ore rich region.
Driving a dump truck, or as they are often called, a ‘haul truck’ requires the operators be well trained, experienced and focused on safety. Unlike other states in Australia, WA jobs as a dump truck driver often requires that the operator hold a current HR (Heavy Rigid) licence also.
In order to maintain the high standards of safety and compliance when operating huge mining trucks, the Australian government has created a qualification that covers the safe and controlled operation of a dump truck.
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RIIMPO338D – Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations
It is a complete dump truck training course for people who want to drive a dump truck on a mine site or a quarry.
This national qualification covers not only coal mines, but also every other type of metaliferous mining operation such as gold, copper, sliver, bauxite etc. Dump truck training can be hard to find at times, although it is well worth completing it as it prepares new operators for the tough conditions and challenges of driving giant trucks in close proximity with other mine site vehicles and machinery.
When looking for dump truck jobs in WA, do your research, take the time to view each job. Find out as much as you can about the mining company, the mine you could be working at, as well as the types of machinery you will be expected to drive.
Another tip is to use Google Earth to view the mine from above. Google Earth maps are pretty good and will give you and idea of the terrain, where the pits are and where future mine expansion could be happening.
Before applying for these types of mining jobs in WA, take a look at your current revenue and update it with your recent qualifications and experience on page one of your resume.
Creating a resume that is mining focused and targeted towards the job advertised is the first step to getting an interview. Make sure it contains the right balance of keywords, because it must be good enough to beat the much-used resume scanning software (which weeds out weak resumes).
Many people opt for a professional resume writing service as more often than not, you only get one chance to make an impression with a recruiter – better make sure your resume is the best it can be.
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.