Entry Level Mining Jobs

The mining sector currently has a skills shortage, with work amounts increasing and materials and labour becoming more scarce. At Swick Mining Services, we offer full training for all new employees – making it possible for you to get an entry-level job with no experience.

The mining industry can be demanding, but it is also highly rewarding, with plenty of room for growth and career development. If you’re interested in applying for one of our positions, here is more information about entry-level mining jobs!

What Is An Entry-Level Mining Job?

Entry-level mining jobs don’t require previous experience within the mining sector.

These entry-level mining jobs may require skills not specific to mining but more administrative or involve general tasks, such as driving.


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Can You Work On A Mine Site With No Experience?

Yes, you do not necessarily need experience or tertiary qualifications to get a job with Swick.

Our entry-level positions will provide the necessary training and offer room for career development. The learning curve will be steep, but it will be worth it in the long run. Swick provides comprehensive, hands-on training to give our new recruits the full experience of working on one of our mining rigs.

As you don’t need prior experience, you can start working immediately and then move into higher-up positions as you gain experience and learn more skills.

At Swick, we believe in investing in the people that are committed to making a future within the mining industry. We’re here to help you launch your mining career whether you want to eventually become a Driller, Site Supervisor or Site Manager. You will learn an array of skills that will set you on your career path.

What Kind Of Entry-Level Mining Job Is Available For Those With No Experience?

Driller’s Offsider

A Driller’s Offsider helps to set up and operate drill rigs and secondary equipment. They also act as an assistant to the Senior Driller. This entry-level position offers exposure to all the different facets of a mine and provides plenty of learning opportunities.

Production Operator

This is someone that works on a project that builds or puts together the parts that are then used or sold in different areas. A career within the mining industry can start here as it mainly requires trade skills.

All Rounders

This may sound less appealing than some of the other positions listed, however, it can be a rewarding and diverse field. As a general labourer, there is exposure to every single part of the mine. With the experience gained, it is possible to move into practically any field of the industry from here.


A Nipper is someone who performs general tasks in underground mines. They work with the Underground Drillers and transport mining equipment and personnel around the underground mine.

Site Administrator

The Site Administrator acts as a central access point for information and communication between workers on the mine site. While not directly involved with the physical mining operations, you can learn a lot about how mining sites are run and all the various moving parts that make up a mining operation.

Shift Supervisor

Shift supervisors are responsible for quite a few aspects on a mine site. They will coordinate with the workers to ensure safety standards are upheld at all times. Shift supervisors are also responsible for ensuring targets on production are reached timeously.

What To Consider Before Applying For An Entry-Level Mining Job

Before applying for an entry-level job with Swick Mining Services, you may need to meet a few basic criteria such as:

  • Pass a pre-employment medical assessment (including drug and alcohol screening)
  • Have a current manual driver’s licence
  • Obtain a Senior First Aid certificate
  • Be physically fit
  • Have working rights in Australia
  • Pass a Police Clearance

Also, note that mining jobs generally work on a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) basis. You will need to work in a remote location for extended periods, but we do offer flexible, family-friendly rosters.

How Much Do Entry-Level Mining Jobs Pay?

In Western Australia, entry-level mining jobs are quite lucrative and there is plenty of room for career advancement.

Successful applicants can expect to earn anything from $70,000 to $100,000 annually.

At Swick, we offer competitive salaries as well as bonus incentives.

Apply For An Entry-Level Position Today

Are you looking to get into the mining industry but have little to no experience? Apply for a job at Swick Mining Services today to kickstart your career. Our extensive training program and entry-level jobs are an excellent way to get your foot in the door of the mining industry.

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