Dump truck Traineeships
Traineeship/apprenticeships in the mines include learning dump truck jobs. Dump truck jobs include driving into and out of the area of mining activity in one of the largest trucks on earth, most commonly the CAT 793. Typically, this type of employment in the mining industry involves working 12 hour shifts on a fly in fly out position while driving in and out of the mine with raw natural resources from the mine. Mining companies require an MR license.
Heavy vehicle fitter apprenticeships
Traineeships/apprenticeships in the mines are available as heavy vehicle fitters, learning how to repair large trucks, needed for transporting from the excavation site in a mine. This type of training is quite important in a mining environment. Trucks are needed to keep up the constant flow of activity into and out of a mine. Without trucks to do the job, valuable time and money are lost.
Boiler maker apprenticeships
A boiler maker is another of many traineeship/apprenticeships in the mines. Individuals learning this particular trade obtain hands on experience working directly in the mine, gaining five years of hands on experience. To become employed as a regular boiler maker, employees must have good physical health and pass a doctor’s exam, as well as a trade test certificate.
Jumbo operator Trainee
This is one of many particular traineeship/apprenticeships in the mines which give experience inside the mine. A jumbo operator has the ability to use a “face drilling rig,” to drill into areas of mining. Holes drilled are later used for blasting activity in the mine. Learning the skills of a jumbo operator takes good motor skills and the ability to correctly use “single access levers, two axis joysticks, and various push buttons.”
Fitter and turner apprenticeships
Trainees in this position learn how to repair machinery such as pumps, motors, and gearboxes. Maintenance of such mechanical pieces can take place in any number of locations including a production plant onsite at the mine or on machinery at the site of the mine, for the various types of machines used when extracting minerals.
Traineeship/apprenticeships in the mines as a carpenter require trainees to learn how to repair, install, and construct various structures throughout the mining industry. This includes the abililty to learn how to read a blue print and successfully execute a job from interpreting a blue print.
Example of Apprenticeships by Mining Companies.
There are many traineeships, mining apprenticeships for 2012 in Australia, here is a few companies with openings right now.