No matter how much training you do there are certain personal skills and characteristics which will potentially make you a better potential employee on a mining site than other candidates.
Every mining company has certain minimum standards and these are a few of the key requirements which might make you a better fit for your chosen career in mining:
- Are you fit and healthy and able to pass a full medical examination?
- Would you pass a pre-employment drug test?
- Can you provide a police clearance ie a clean legal and offence record?
- Do you suffer from common social phobias such as working at heights or flying in small planes? Would this affect your ability to do your job?
- Are you prepared to work in environment which some people may find hazardous or uncomfortable eg extremes of heat and dust, working underground or with heavy machinery?
- Is the job important enough that you would be happy to relocate to an isolated or remote area?
- Could you live away from family and friends for periods of time?
- Would you be willing to work night shifts?
- Would you be willing to work 12 hour shifts?
- Are you the type of person who wants to learn new things?
- Do you have a proven track record of complying with company rules and regulations?
- Do you like working with other people from different backgrounds?
- Do you have a record of working in your community or contributing to organisations other than work?
- Do you have a record of working safely?
- Do you have a current drivers licence?
- Do you have an unrestricted Heavy Rigid class vehicle licence?
- Do you have any other tickets or licences that might be applicable to the mining sector (ie forklift, white card, working at heights, working in confined spaces etc)
- Do you currently have or are you prepared to study for a Senior First Aid Certificate, also referred to as “Apply First Aid” (Workplace L2)?
- Do you have training in OHWS?