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Underground Mining Jobs


Underground Mining Jobs Occupations and Demands List

 

Decoding the demand tables

MI – Mining,  HI – Heavy Industry,  EN – Energy,  IN – Infrastructure,  AG – Agriculture,  CO – Commercial,  DO – Domestic,  OP – Operations / Production / Process,  DN –  Drilling, Blasting and Exploration (Onshore),   DF – Drilling and Exploration (Offshore),  MA – Maintenance,  CN – Construction,  SD – Shutdowns,  PC – Projects and Capital Works

Green – High Demand,  Orange – Medium Demand,  Red – Low Demand

Note:  Please remember this demand table is just a guide to give you the most bang for your buck, whilst trying to get your foot in the door.  If you had your heart set on a certain occupation and it displays a red demand, don’t let us put you off.  Just be aware of it and know that you may have to work harder, longer or smarter to get your way in and possibly to have a fall back plan.  As we said the demand tables are just a guide, meaning they are a generalisation and will vary from project to project, site to site, location to location etc.

Bogger Operator Jobs
Bogger Operator jobs generally require you to complete the Certificate of Competency.  Bogger machines are used to carry material and load into dump trucks.

Bogger Operator Jobs Demand

 

Long Hole Operators Jobs
Long Hole Operator jobs generally require you to complete the Certificate of Competency.  Long Hole Drillers drill holes into hard rock, these holes are to be fitted with explosives to blow/clear sections of the ore body for extraction.

Long Hole Operators Jobs Demand

 

Jumbo Operators Jobs
Jumbo Operator jobs generally require you to complete the Certificate of Competency.  Jumbo’s are used to drill holes into the walls and roofs of the underground mine shafts. These holes are used to bolt down and stabilise the mine by meshing the walls and roof.

Jumbo Operators Jobs Demand

 

Charge up Crew Jobs
Charge-up Crew jobs generally require you to complete the Certificate of Competency, Blasting Explosives user’s licence and unsupervised handlers licence.  The Charge up Crew carries and loads the explosives into the holes that have been drilled for ore extraction.

Charge up Crew Jobs Demand

 

Service Crew Jobs
Usually Trade Qualified.  The service crew service and repair the underground machinery.

Service Crew Jobs Demand

 

Dump / Haul Truck Operator Jobs
Dump / Haul Truck Operator jobs generally require you to complete a Certificate of Competency.  Haul Trucks are used in underground mining to move the hard rock and ore materials.

Dump : Haul Truck Jobs Demand

 

Articulated Dump Truck Operator Jobs
Articulated Dump Truck Operator jobs generally require you to complete a Certificate of Competency.  Articulated Dumps are used in underground mining to move the hard rock and ore materials.

Articulated Dump Jobs Demand

Shot Concreter Jobs
Shot concreters use fibre reinforced spray on concrete to coat the backs and walls of the mining shafts to prevent smaller rocks from falling.

Shot Concreter Jobs Demand

Concrete Truck Driver Jobs
Concrete Truck Driver jobs generally require you to complete a Certificate of Competency.  Concrete Truck Operators operate the agitator, load, transport and clean up of agitator bucket.

Concrete Truck Driver Jobs Demand

Nipper Jobs
A Nipper is a person who is in their first stage of becoming a professional underground production miner.

Nipper Jobs Demand