Australia Mining Dump Truck Jobs and EmploymentHow mining companies move large quantities of materials around a mine site is by using huge dump trucks. The people with the jobs to drive these monster machines are commonly known as dump truck drivers or operators. An experienced dump truck driver can earn up to $100,000 per year. Dump truck operators move materials from loading to storage and are also required to secure the load, estimate the load weight, and transport dangerous goods. The type of material you will move will depend on the type of mine you are working in. If you would like to become a dump truck driver then you will need to be well-prepared by getting the right certifications and experience prior to applying for jobs in the mining industry.
Dump truck driving appeals to many people because it is not quite as physically demanding as other roles within in the mining industry. There are dump truck driving position available throughout Australia. This means you will likely find dump truck driving positions within a mine site near you. If not, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can always try to land a FIFO position. These types of jobs require that the employee be flown from his or her home to the mine site between working every few weeks. You would work a few weeks on the mine site as a dump truck driver, and then you would have a few weeks of holiday back home. These are ideal for the curious traveling mind!
There are many ways to gain a dump truck job such as traineeships for the inexperienced worker. However, most people prefer working in another position in the mining industry and then working up to the dump truck driver position from the inside - as the results are generally much more promising once employees have mine work under their belts. This industry's recent expansion has opened up many new jobs, so there is no better time than the present to join the mining industry as a dump truck driver or as another title.
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