Australian Mining Jobs for Older Workers and EmploymentThere is a range of jobs for older workers in the mining industry. This industry requires a large number of its employees to be physically fit considering the intense working conditions compared to other industries. If age is a concern for you, then you just need to remember that as long as you are physically fit for the position you are applying for then you have no reason for concern. As long as you can pass a pre medical examination then you should be fine, and many of the positions available do not require much physical activity, such as administration and management roles, and positions driving machinery.
There are a large number of jobs for older workers that do not require employees to have perfect physical fitness. Some of these positions include Trades Assistants, Trainee Operators, Field Assistants, Mine Engineers, Chefs/Cooks, Housekeepers, Geologists, Plant Operators, Emergency Response Officers, Dump Truck Operators, Administrators, OHS Officers, Engineers and Metallurgists. Mining Australia has all the information you need on jobs for older workers in the mining industry. We can tell you what training you'll need for the positions you're interested in, and where to find courses near you. We can also look over your resume and recommend ways to make it even more professional, to give you an edge over other applicants.
In some of these positions, such as a Dump Truck Operator, you could expect to earn up to $100,000 in some states. With the large number of mine sites across Australia, there are plenty of jobs for older workers that you might want to consider applying for. If you don't live near a mining centre you may be interested in a fly in/ fly out (FIFO) position. For a FIFO position you could expect to work up to 8 to 10 days at a time, fly home for a few days off before being flown back to work again. In some cases couples can request to share accommodation and have the same days off.
As a result of the many mines in every state, jobs for older workers are quite common for people interested in this industry. If you want to know which jobs for older workers are on offer and how to go about securing them, get in touch with the team at Mining Australia, as we have reliable information on what you need to do to improve your chances for employment. Don't sit around thinking about how great a mining career would be; do something about it now by contacting us to see how we can help you in your search for jobs for older workers.
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