Mining is a small but important industry. Mining covers the exploration and extraction of minerals, oil and gas. Jobs are mainly in Queensland and Western Australia and are in regional areas like Gladstone and the Pilbara, but can also be in very remote locations. To work in Mining you generally need to study after high school, with VET a good option. Some jobs vital to the Mining industry, like Mining Engineer or Geologist, need a university degree.

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Chemical and Materials Engineers

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change, and investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads, refine and process petroleum products, and operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,023 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,493 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers

Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and mining plant, and detonate explosives to extract materials from the earth and demolish structures.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,102 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Earthmoving Plant Operators

Earthmoving Plant Operators operate plant to excavate earth, ore and rock, break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions, move and load earth, rock and debris, and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,489 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,552 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Electricians

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Engineering Production Workers

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,122 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists

Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists study the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locate and advise on the extraction of minerals, petroleum and ground water, and detect, monitor and forecast seismic, magnetic, electrical, thermal and oceanographic activity. Geographers are not included here, they are included in Social Professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,133 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,961 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Metal Fitters and Machinists

Metal Fitters and Machinists fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,500 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Mining Engineers

Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,037 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Occupational & Environmental Health Professionals

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,771 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Building and Engineering Technicians

Other Building and Engineering Technicians includes occupations such as Maintenance Planners, Metallurgical or Materials Technicians, and Mine Deputies.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,001 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Other Construction and Mining Labourers

Other Construction and Mining Labourers includes occupations such as Crane Chasers, Driller's Assistants, Laggers, Mining Support Workers and Surveyor's Assistants.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals includes occupations such as Conservators, Metallurgists, Meteorologists and Physicists.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,765 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Stationary Plant Operators

Other Stationary Plant Operators includes a range of occupations such as Boiler or Engine Operators, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators, Cement Production Plant Operators, Concrete Batching Plant Operators, Concrete Pump Operators, Paper and Pulp Mill Operators, Railway Signal Operators, Train Controllers, Waste Water or Water Plant Operators and Weighbridge Operators.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,411 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Production Managers

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,634 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Safety Inspectors

Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,121 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Science Technicians

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,013 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,106 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,562 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,300 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III
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