There are projects for a further 70,000 workers needed in the mining industry in Australia over the next ten years. Now is as good time as any to get into the lucrative mining in industry in Australia. There is a demand for skilled and unskilled workers which has seen a dramatic increase in wages over the years.
Western Australia has most of the action with over 200 mines in gold, uranium, nickel, and iron Ore being the main minerals being mine. With mining companies continuously opening newmines within their lease and also finding new land for exploration especially with iron ore and gold at record prices due to china, there is no slowing down during this mining boom in any near future.
One popular occupation wanted by many wanting to get a job in the mining industry is driving the big dump trucks in Australia. It’s a job in high demand especially from the media lately showing people making over 100,000 dollars a year and only working 2 thirds of the year. It’s also in demand by a lot of people as the job itself is less physically demanding and you are also out of the harsh weather that the western Australian outback provides during its hot summers which it can reach up to 55 degrees during the hottest of days. There are many different types of rosters dump trucks operators are on, it really depends on the mining company itself. 9 days on and 5 days off is becoming a popular roster among workers especially people that Fly in and Fly out from Perth and want to keep a healthy relationship with their other half in Perth. 2,3, or even 4 weeks is also available and great way to save more money if your interested in paying some debt off.
There is a myth that mining companies prefer women because they are gentler on the dump trucks than males. Well, scientifically they cope better with menial/ repetitive work than males which are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel, which is a dump truck company’s worst night mare.
Most the dump truck driving jobs in Australia are advertised in the newspaper, in the mining section. More and more of the jobs are advertised on the company’s website itself.
Majority of dump truck companies operating in the mines in QLD or Western Australia offer training positions or known as traineeships, these come up every now and then and its wise to get prepared now by obtaining the required mining courses.