Truck drivers use heavy vehicles such as haul packs to transport goods and materials from one area to another. Truck drivers in the minerals industry may perform the following tasks:
- Check brakes, oil, tyres, electrical systems,water, hydraulic and air;
- Load, or supervise loading, material onto the truck;
- Transport material to destination, and
- Maintain log books.
Dump Truck Operator: $60,000 — $105,000+
Source: www.hays.com.au (July 2008)
Entry is generally through an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate II or higher qualification, a traineeship and/or at least 1 year’s relevant experience.
Mining companies and contractors are the main employers of truck drivers in the mining industry. Visit Current Vacancies for links to relevant employment websites.
For more information on training, visit the VET Courses section of the Education & Training tab above.