Trades-Tech

Mine Technician

Technicians are in demand within the minerals industry as they are central to mining operations. They help with construction, repair and maintenance.

Mining technician positions are very popular in the Australian resources sector and offer rewarding career opportunities. 

Mining technician jobs requirements

Duties

  • Operating machinery;
  • Assisting workers to extract geological materials, using hand tools and equipment;
  • Helping to extract craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators and monitoring equipment operation during the extraction process;
  • Supplying equipment or cleaning work areas;
  • Collecting geological matter, using hand tools and testing devices;
  • Signalling workers to start extraction;
  • Repairing automotive and drilling equipment;
  • Delivery and set-up of materials, devices and machine parts, using hand tools;
  • Loading materials into gas or well hole, or equipment; and
  • Dismantling and extracting excavation material and equipment.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities;
  • Aptitude for mechanical equipment operation;
  • Able to tolerate physically demanding work, including shift work;
  • Willing to work within occupational health and safety rules; and
  • Age limits may apply.

Salary

$65,000 - $120,000