Entry Level Mining Job Experience

Entry level mining job experience, what the employers want you to know!

If you have just started looking then there are lots of entry level mining jobs going on Hardrock gold, nickel, copper, zinc, lithium and other base metal mines all around Australia.

So how do you get entry level mining job experience?

First you have to work out what experience the employer is after.

The Hardrock underground mining employers are looking for people that know how their mine works. They want people that know what is going to be expected of them on site. That understand how hard its going to be. You can do this using either the DIY Intro to Underground Mining or Workready packages. 

People that complete the training, who study hard and learn all the information. These people end up selling themselves to the employers. Using their newly learned mining knowledge in the interviews, these people get jobs. You can see this on our Wall of Fame page.

Lots of people get an instant response, for others it can take a little longer. Its not a magic bullet, you have to do the study. You have to apply for the jobs every day and you have to do the interview yourself. As much as we would like to, we can’t do the interview for you. It’s up to you to be able to answer the mining questions in the interview, that’s how blow the wind up the employers skirt and get a start.
If you can answer the questions below, then you have what the employers want, for the entry level Nipper, Truck Operator, Diamond Driller Offsider and Agi Operator jobs.

Mining Questions

What do you need to do if you smell stench gas?

When scaling what should you do if a rock slides down the scaling bar?

What are the duties of employees?

Why is it important to water down correctly?

When hanging services where is the smartest place to stand in the basket and perform the work?

Secondary ventilation needs what to be effective?

If I move my cap lamp in a circular motion what do I want you to do?

How should you park an LV underground?

When watering down the stope what are you looking for?

Discuss safety and how the candidate is going to improve their safety once on site?

What are the steps involved in taking a cut?

When scaling, where should you never scale?

What four things make a heading serviceable?

When extending the services what needs to be done before re-installing the headers?

Why is pooled water so dangerous in an underground mine?

So why does this work?

Safety is such a critical part of mining these days, that if you can show the employer that you have already put the mining knowledge into yourself, it becomes a game changer.  This is the experience for entry level mining jobs that the employers want!

When you get an interview, you will be able to show the Foreman or Mine Manager that you will be able to work safely.
Achieving this by explaining to them (using their terminology), how you are going to perform duties like scaling and watering down in a safe manner.
This is what floats their boat, a new starter with mining knowledge.

Get your mining knowledge up to speed using our intro to underground mining or Workready package, which has helped so many people get their mining knowledge up to speed and get their start. For more videos about the industry checkout our YouTube channel Australian Mining for New Starters or to find the underground jobs type “
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