Carmichael Coal Mine Mining Leases Get Approval

In the Mining Industry there are numerous mining construction jobs available from Labourers, Concretors, Carpenters to Project Managers. The Construction side of the Australian mining Industry, which is fairly much the same world wide accounts for a huge amount of employment. Jobs in the Civil Construction Phase. (We will start from the bottom and work our way up) Dirt Diggers- The guys who drive all of the Machinery. From excavators, bobcats, backhoes, scrapers and Graders. This is one of the most important jobs on the site as if thingsaren’t dug in the right spot the job gets held up and with the Mining sites these days some of the excavations are mind blowing Dump Truck Drivers- Do not be mistaken, it may look very cushy, but it’s not easy at all, and without them the job would not happen. If you think you can keep concentrating for your whole shift whist driving the same road 1000 times this job could suit you. But you are in AC it seems like a decent option for the summer. Labourer -no matter what country you go to, all sites need Labourers as its cheaper to hire them for the manual work. I have done labouring in numerous mines in Western Australia and worked in the Canadian Oil Fields and although it was hard work it was still good and generally you get to learn a lot as you get shipped around a bit to help different crews. Steel Fixers- Steel fixers are usually the rougher looking blokes…..they work hard and play hard. Every little bit of REO and steel that goes in the ground these boys have handled. Physically the Toughest job on site by far. Concreters- Almost any job needs Concreters. Although it looks like easy and you think it cant be that hard to make it level its actually a very challenging job and I was once told by a respected concreter “anyone can be a concreter, but a good one can fix his own F**kups. Most jobs have 2 crews of at least 10 people concreting around the clock. Brick/Block Layers- Very rare on Sites these days but still get a mention Scaffolders- With safety the way it is in the Mining Industry scaffolders are highly sought after and used on every single job. On most sites as soon as you are 1-2 metres off the ground you need scaffolding. Riggers- Riggers are the guys that work with the cranes and move everything around the site. These guys have a very dangerous job and a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Plumbers- Every site needs plumbers  Carpenters Form workers – Your regular residential chippy wont have any idea what hes doing to start with in the civil mining Industry. A lot of carpenters wont be to happy about this but in the mines carpenters and form workers do fairly much the same thing. Build and put together form work whether they build it using timber or Meva Form work.  But will not […] Read more »

Glencore Shutting down Australian Coal Mines for 3 Weeks

Huge Coal Company Glencore has announced its closing its doors for three weeks due to an “Oversupply of Coal”. During the shutdown, production will be trimmed to close to 5 Million Tonne and workers will be forced to use their annual leave. In the unprecedented caused by to much supply of coal, the commodity price has been hurt. Glencore stated that “This is a considered management decision given the current oversupply situation and reduces the need to push incremental sales into an already weak pricing environment”. They remain upbeat on the fact that they the coal price will come back to normal though. They will shut the doors mid December. They have 13 mines which employs over 8000 people. Read more »