For Sale Questions
With the hr is it better to get license in synchro or open?
Mate told me to just get synchro, then get open if go for HC
Our rigs are roller tracks not truck mounted rigs. We needed our hr license as offsiders drive the support trucks with fuel and water.In my opinion id go the full license, its not hard to get. I mean your already going for the license. Might as well go the whole way. It also opens up other opportunities like dump trucks and haul trucks or service and/or water trucks.
Also known as: Senior Toolpusher.
Drillers move, set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment to drill holes for mineral exploration and oil and gas production. As a Senior Driller, you are expected to have strong knowledge in the equipment used, the methods deployed, rock and earth densities, and be able to guide workers.
Move rigs onto site and set them up;
Position drills and set angles and depths;
Start and stop drills and coordinate utility workers on site;
Check equipment and progress throughout operation;
Operate secondary equipment, such as pumps (air and mud) and equipment used to prevent and correct problems;
Record performance details and take drill core samples;
Carry out minor maintenance and repairs; and
Dismantle and move rig to next site.
Help move drilling rigs and equipment from site to site, set up in the new site and connect power cables or hoses for water and air supply;
Help obtain drilling core samples;
Dig and clean mud pits and drains;
Mix and test drilling fluids, chemicals and grout;
Assist in slotting, welding and inserting casing screens;
Assist with well development and pumping tests;
Operate equipment, such as pumps for air, water and mud;
Use equipment and tools to correct problems in drilled holes caused by ;mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions;
Carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication and cleaning; and
Clean and maintain equipment, drill and camp sites.
Human Resource Manager
Also known as: Manager (Human Resource), Personnel and Employee Relations Manager, Personnel Manager.
The Human Resources Manager guides and manages the delegated provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the minerals and energy company.
Determine the number of employees and type of skills required to meet the organisation’s objectives;
Analyse the requirements of jobs and develop job descriptions and duty statements;
Develop profiles of the skills required;
Advertise vacancies and assess/interview applicants;
Maintain personal records of all employees;
Arrange for staff training;
Maintain records for wages, superannuation, leave, training etc;
Provide advice to management on HR;
Assist in organisational changes in culture; and
Plan and organise employee welfare schemes.
Good planning, organisational, analytical and decision-making skills;
Good oral and written communication skills; and
Confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people.
Suggest an edit here
(Comments.Suggestions@idrill.net.au subject “FAQ Edit”)
Driller offsider is a popular starting point for anyone trying to get into the industry. Many get into the mines by offsiding on an rc drill rig and 11months later drilling on blast hole rigs. As an offsider getting 105k a year before tax and as a driller a fair bit more. I applied, had and interview, medical and got the job within two weeks.
A must have is your HR truck license if your looking at offsiding. It is also very physically demanding. There’s a few types of drilling ie: Blast hole, Diamond, RC, Exploration, Underground. Do your research on IDRILL and find out what its like.
Doing it now one needs to be as extremely fit; for long, hot, physical hard work! It’s not for everyone, but for those that get through and survive the probation and becomes an outstanding Offsider… looking for that opportunity to get your hands onto the controls of that rig. Not everyone makes it out there, but understand if you put in the right effort in the right directions at the right time, you can find this an extremely rewarding industry that will aid in catapult you through life financially.
Performing support functions on site, they may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and sample during geochemical surveys.
Field Assistants perform support functions in the field by making observations, collecting and analysing samples, recording information, and looking after the practical tasks involved in supplying a remote field operation. They may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and sample during geochemical surveys. Field Assistants are often required to spend long periods working in remote locations throughout Australia.
Order, check, pack and ship equipment and supplies for field surveys;
Manage small field camps, and in some cases cook for small groups;
Collect, record and transport samples of rock, soil and water;
Collate information collected from a range of samples and carry out computer processing of the data;
Assist with all aspects of supporting personnel in the field; and
Maintain collections and a wide range of equipment.
Enjoy scientific activities;
Ability to prepare accurate records and reports;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Interested in rocks, fossils and minerals;
Physically fit; and
Willing to work in remote locations.
Occupational Health and Safety Manager
Also known as: Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator – Safety is paramount in the resources sector.
Occupational Safety and Health Officers coordinate an enterprise’s safety and health program and provide advice on accident prevention and occupational health to all levels of management and employees.
Promote safety and health within the enterprise;
Inspect and test machinery and equipment to ensure they reach safety regulation standards;
Check workplaces to ensure protective gear is available for all situations;
Use test instruments to ascertain air quality;
Ensure all relevant legislation is complied with;
Assist with the supervision of accident investigation;
Conduct safety and health training;
Identify hazardous situations and rectify them;
Assist with rehabilitation of injured workers; and
Liaise with and report to management.
Tact and diplomacy;
Able to work as part of a team;
Able to work independently;
Good communication skills;
Good interpersonal skills; and
Integrity and honesty.
What is the pay rate be for a driller offsider?
Not much unless your doing extra long swings… But if you work your way and drill you will make good money
In Victoria I was nearly $400 a shift plus any bonus we made.
$400 to $450 a day with the right company.
Different company’s pay different rates. Level one offsider would be around $300-$350 a shift. As a
senior driller you be looking upwards if 700 a day easy
I started on $18 an hour
In some places a offsider is on less than a truckie so they just put you on a truck rate for a while then up it later if you do ok
In Tasmania they are on $300-$380
I know of a company in kalgoorlie which pay $450 for an inexperienced offsider. All depends who your working for
Its a great chance to get a leg in the door of mining. But their is a few diffrent types of drilling so depends what type. Blast hole? Diamond? Rc? Can start as a hourly rate as well or a day rate with or without metres. Should get pilbra ontop generally too
$28.5 try and find somewhere that pays meter bonus too that’s where the money is
Also known as: Mining Shotfirer, Tunelling Shotfirer.
Mining Shotfirers assemble, position and detonate explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures. Due to the nature of this work, a shotfirers permit is required to demonstrate knowledge in and practical application of the safe assembly of detonation and explosive materials.
Check blasting areas to make sure that safety regulations are met;
Decide quantity of explosives required;
Insert detonators and charges into holes;
Connect and test or inspect the blasting circuit;
Inspect area to make sure all explosives have detonated;
Declare the area safe; and
Check site safety after blasting (e.g. falling rock hazards, underground mine roof supports and harmful fumes).
Enjoy practical and manual activities;
Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
Able to pass a medical examination;
Able to work in confined spaces, including underground;
Basic skills in mathematics and science; and
Able to pass a police check.
Also known as: Wellsite Supervisor
A Rig Manager is responsible for managing crews at drilling and service rigs. Rig Managers are responsible for making sure daily operations run smoothly.
Regularly inspects the rig;
Makes sure that the rig is in safe condition;
Supervises drilling; and
Makes sure rig personnel know and comply with safety regulations and emergency procedures for electrical and mechanical equipment, the storage and use of explosives and the support structure of the rig.
Enjoy practical and manual activities;
Aptitude for mechanical equipment operation;
Able to tolerate physically demanding work, including shift work;
Willing to work within occupational health and safety rules; and
Age limits may apply.
Blast Hole Drilling Explained
The term blast hole drilling may sound self-explanatory to some but a working definition is still in order. Blast hole drilling refers to the activity of drilling holes of a pre-determined depth in a particular spot within a particular pattern with the objective of allowing explosive charges to be placed down the holes. The end goal is to blast large areas making them more manageable and easier to remove. Drilling can be used to access seams of coal, achieve access to a required mineral and it is used in quarries to obtain gravel of a particular size. It is useful to mention that in the world of mining and quarrying, drilling and blasting are equally important to achieving the required product or outcome.