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Mining Jobs in Demand

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​Mining Jobs in Demand

For years, Australians have relied on mining as a key source of employment. Australia's large landmass has given us the opportunity to develop vast mineral deposits, which are now at the heart of Australian industries. As demand for energy sources increases worldwide, Australia is uniquely placed to provide the world with vital resources that will allow growth and development to continue.

At TRS Resourcing, we've placed candidates in mining jobs across the country. In this blog, we'll explore what mining jobs are available and in demand right now.

Did you Know

According to Australian Government figures on the mining industry:

  • Predicted to grow by 8.3% over the next five years

  • 271,300 people currently employed in the sector

  • 2.1% of the workforce

  • 95% full time

  • Most jobs are in Western Australia and Queensland

Australia is one of the world's leading producers of bauxite, alumina, iron ore, coal, and lithium to name a few. Almost half of Australia's mines are located in WA.

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So, what jobs are available in the mining sector? Here are just a few:

  • Drilling and Mining Jobs

  • Metal Fitters &

    Machinist Jobs

  • Mining Engineering Jobs

  • Production Manager Jobs

  • Electrician Jobs

  • Truck driving Jobs

  • Earth Scientist (Geologist etc) Jobs

  • Structural Steel & Welding Trades Worker Jobs

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity in the mining sector, now is the right time. There are currently over 20,000 mining jobs in Australia advertised on Seek covering a wide range of occupations. You can also view the state by state breakdown of jobs at Australian Mining.

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Mining Oil & Gas Jobs

There are many opportunities available in the oil & gas sector for those with the right skills and qualifications. Companies are often in need of skilled labourers for fly-in fly-out roles.

This gives job seekers a great opportunity to secure work in the industry, whether it's a boilermaker job, plant operator role or a qualified diesel mechanic position. These jobs are often located in remote or isolated areas such as on an offshore rig. Skilled workers are able to earn highly competitive salaries in the oil & gas industry.

Gold Mining Jobs

Gold is one of the minerals that Australia is famed for. Our gold mines are some of the deepest and most challenging in the world, and workers in this sector require a high level of skill and experience. Some of the biggest gold mines in Australia are located in Boddington (WA), Cadia (NSW), Tanami (NT) and Fosterville (VIC).

There are many gold mining jobs available in Australia right now. You can search for gold mining jobs across Australia through the Gold Industry Group.


FIFO Jobs in Western Australia

WA has one of the biggest mining economies in the country. Most of the work in WA is FIFO (fly in fly out) and located in regional areas in the northern and eastern parts of the state (for example the Goldfields and Pilbara regions). A large number of Perth residents work fifo from Perth WA and spend time working on mine sites in remote locations.

These jobs are some of the highest paid in the country, and although the tough conditions are a deterrent for some, the salary compensation is generous. Many companies also offer support to help employees and their families cope with the demands of FIFO life. So if you're looking for a well-paid job in the mining industry, WA is a great place to start your search.

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Jobs in WA Mining

Along with the jobs noted earlier, the following jobs are especially in demand in WA mining:

  • Diesel and Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Jobs

  • Road Train Operator Jobs

  • Excavator Operator Jobs

  • Dump Truck Operating roles and Dozer Driver Jobs

  • Plant Operator Jobs

  • Underground Service Crew Jobs

These roles are almost always fifo positions, with workers on a schedule that will include long hours on-site and also consistent time at home. There are also permanent positions available in WA mines which give employees stability.


Looking for a job in the mines?

TRS can help you land your next mining job today. If you're seeking a job in the mining sector, now is a great time to start your search. With predicted growth and so many different roles available, there's sure to be a role that's perfect for you.

We’re consistently advertising a wide range of entry level mining jobs, fifo jobs in Australia and jobs in mining WA. Find your next role and apply for a job today through our Jobs page.

To find out more about how TRS can help you land a job in the mines, visit our Mining Jobs page. You can also access our free job seeker resources here.

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Contact TRS

To speak with TRS Labour Hire Recruitment Consultants, please contact the following offices:


Labour Hire Melbourne 03 9917 3545
Labour Hire Perth 08 6205 3570

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