Xstrata Mining Jobs

Xstrata Mining Jobs

Xstrata coal mining operations in Australia. Picture of a coal loader.

Xstrata mining jobs

Employment tips on where to find a job in mining with Xstrata

Xstrata are one of the world`s largest mining and metals companies – a major producer of seven commodities used in everything from constructing buildings and delivering electricity to developing jet engines and mobile phones. They operate in more than 20 countries and employ more than 70,000 people globally.

People seeking a job with Xstrata mining company can start looking here: Xstrata mining job opportunities

Or by applying to the many contractors to Xstrata:

Pybar: pybar.com.au/mining jobs

Thiess: thiess.com.au/careers/working-with-us/mining-jobs

Macmahon: macmahon.com.au/mining careers

Student Opportunities:

With Xstrata you can gain valuable mining work experience while pursuing your dream and longer-term career goals.

They have great opportunities to inspire apprentices, students and graduates to pursue challenging mining careers in their chosen field, whether it`s geology, engineering, sustainability, community engagement, finance, research or mine site administration.

Recruitment and selection for entry level programs is undertaken locally within each commodity business unit and they schedule them to coincide with university and vacation calendars.

Xstrata`s entry level mining programs ensure their future mining workforce continues to learn and grow “” through on-the-job experience and team collaboration with talented professionals around the world.

Xstrata currently offer four entry level mining focused programs:

  • Graduate development
  • Vacation/Summer programs and internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • University scholarships

Xstrata mining careers for graduates, students and learners

Apprentice Intake 2013:

Like rolling up your sleeve and getting stuck into things? A trade`s the way to go! Xstrata is offering Mechanical, Electrical, Auto Electrical and Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships that will see you right for the rest of your working life!

Xstrata has mines across Queensland, so get cracking! This is a chance to start your career at one of their great mining operations in Oaky Creek Coal (Underground and Surface Operations), Newlands Coal (Underground and Open Cut), Rolleston Coal (Open Cut) or Abbot Point Bulk Coal Terminal.

Their Apprenticeship Programme is one of the best in the business. In fact, the four-year program earned the Ministers Award for Excellence! You can expect a fantastic mix of on-site, off-site and TAFE training.

For the first year, you`ll go to TAFE full-time. For the next three years, you`ll be working full-time at one of the mines. And when you`re finished, you`ll have the skills, qualifications, experience and piece of paper you need to call yourself a real mining tradie!

The Apprenticeship Program commences in January 2013.

Applications are open NOW and close 31 July 2012: Xstrata Coal Queensland 2013 Apprentice Intake



More information on Xstrata mining jobs:

Xstrata Wandoan, Qld: Mining jobs at Wandowan

McArthur River Mine, NT: McArthur River Mine jobs
McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory.It operates a zinc-lead-silver mine in which 2.2 million tonnes of ore is extracted per year and is a Darwin based fly-in, fly-out operation.

Ernest Henry Mine, Qld: Queensland mine jobs at Ernest Henry Mine



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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