I don’t know why this information isn’t more widely available, there are lots of big money mining jobs that don’t need a trade or degree. These jobs are both on the mine and in the mill. Often only requiring a manual car license, police clearance, medical and some basic mining knowledge to get the job. If you type “underground”, “offsider” and “process operator” into seek you will see all these jobs come up.
These are jobs that start on $100k a year for a 2 & 1 roster. Going underground you can work your way up to the Jumbo (takes 5-10years) and make $1500 a day. You can start off as a Nipper, Truck Operator, Agi Operator or Offsider on $400 a day. Working your way up through the crew, you can end up working overseas. As a Shift Boss, Foreman or Jumbo operator, earning between $20K and $35K a month. When you start looking through the underground jobs you will see all the expat jobs come up.
So effective is our mixture of automation and mechanisation in Hardrock underground mining. That just about everyone in the world is trying to run their own version, often with limited success. This is where the demand for the Australian miner’s and mining companies, overseas comes from. Like they say, there’s nothing like the real thing. Getting people directly form the system you are trying to copy is a choice lots of mine owners are making around the world. For most owners, it doesn’t get any better than having a group of Australians run their mine.
If you think you want to start a career in underground mining then check out our DIY Introduction to Underground Mining, W1N W1N or Workready packages. The employers are looking for people that can answer the mining questions in an interview and who are happy to relocate for a job. If you get in now, you are getting into the start of the next big cycle.
The new cycle is all about new batteries and the green tech that uses them. These batteries not only need Lithium but also Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Silver and more to make it all work. With less than a 6 month supply of most of these metals, the demand has ramped up quickly. Requiring people to staff the mines to be opened, both here in Australia and around the world. The industry requires the next generation of Australian miners. Now is your opportunity to start your career and like I said at the top, no one is reporting on, or talking about these jobs. So, if you are reading this, you are ahead of the game and now is the time to act. If you would like to talk to one of the Shift Bosses about how to get a start in the mining industry then you can leave your details in this link.
Good luck, hope everyone gets the mining job they want.
There is 50 hours of important information that you can learn for yourself in the DIY Introduction to Underground mining package linked below. It will not only make it much easier to get a start but it will ensure you have all the information and tools you need to make a career out of it. If you don’t want to become a statistic, then education is key
“Workready” includes the 4 online Underground Training courses, the Australian mining seminar, a full resume review/redo with training and interview prep. Having access to someone with so much experience within the industry to prep you, is a huge advantage in getting your start.