There are various jobs available in the Australian mining industry. Jobs in the Australian mines vary from that of an electrical engineer to a truck driver or a laboratory assistant. Most mines are found at remote locations. Thus, these jobs require one to relocate to the site of the mine. Otherwise, one can go for fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work culture, if the mining companies permit. Many jobs are available in Australian mining jobs such as drillers, jumbo operators, bogger operators, laboratory assistants, and laborers.
The setting up and operation of drilling rigs and other related equipment is performed by drillers and their offsider/assistant. Hence, the drillers have to be physically fit and should be able to handle machinery. The drillers also have to be interested in practical and manual activities such as moving earth and handling heavy machinery. The drillers are required to work in remote areas and under difficult underground conditions, thats if they choose to work underground. A special class of drillers known as jumbo operators is usually employed by a mining company to ensure that a single or a double boom jumbo drilling rig is installed and operated responsibly.
The technical support functions to the scientists present on site are provided by laboratory assistants, who collect and prepare samples, carry out experiments, make measurements with scientific equipments, record results and present results for analysis by the scientists.
Labourers help with construction, repair and maintenance of the mines. They also operate specialist equipment to excavate, load and transport minerals, coal and rock in underground or open-cut mining operations.