General Mine Labouring and Trades Assistant (TA) Job

When it comes to finding a labouring or entry level job, we know the mining and resources industry is often seen as a strong ‘magnet’. It attracts large numbers of jobseekers, some of whom with no experience, to try their hand.

Getting a start as a General Labourer or Trades Assistant (TA) is often the way newcomers begin their career in the mining industry. As a result, there is usually large numbers of applicants to screen. This can sometimes make for a frustrating experience for the job seeker and the employer.

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At MPi, we don’t guarantee to help you jump the queue to land that perfect job and we’re usually working under the strict direction of our clients, most of whom do their own entry level recruitment.

What we can do though is:

  • Be up front and honest with you,
  • Give you a clear indication of your chances - be they high or low,
  • If we can’t help you right now, point you in the right direction.

Hopefully all of this improves your chances of landing that entry level job in the mining and resources industry.

We also have a great resource of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which you might like to refer to.

Despite the comments above we have found jobs across all general labouring, TA and entry level support roles for mining, mineral processing and exploration employers including:

Trade Assistant – Civil, General Entry Level, Mechanical Trades, Underground, Bit Sharpener, Camp cleaner, Camp Cook, Rigger, Scaffolder, Storeperson, General Labourer.


Available Labourers Jobs

Paste Plant Operator

Check out this great entry level role! Great roster, great money, great company to gain your start. more details

Process Technician

Seeking experienced Technicians to join one of the Goldfields largest mining companies! more details

Entry level opportunities

If YOU want a mining job & you’re not in Kalgoorlie, get here! If you are in Kal, pop in and see us ... more details

Please note that while there may be none (or only a small number) of jobs that satisfied your search criteria, MPi experiences a continuous flow of positions over all Job Categories listed, including those used in your search. Time constraints placed on us by our clients, as well as confidentiality issues, result in many vacancies being filled only by a search of our targeted databases. If you have not yet registered with MPi you may wish to do this now to take advantage of any positions filled in this manner. As always, our confidentiality promise applies. Thank you for your interest.


Looking to get a start within the industry?

Our Promise is to be honest with you and advise you if we are not able to help. The vast majority of MPi's clients require us to present candidates with at least 12 months of recent Australian mining experience. Therefore, we recommend that people without Australian mining experience contact mining and contracting companies directly as they do sometimes directly employ candidates without Australian mining experience themselves.

Please refer to the FAQ section of our website here for more information on how to get into the mining industry. Additionally, we are affiliated with an organisation that specialises in assisting people get into the mining industry and we recommend you review their website at www.minedex.com.au

General Mine Labouring & Trades Assistant Jobs

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We survey a large number of clients and candidates each month and over the past 12 months, more than 80% of our clients and candidates rate us as equal to or better than our competitors.

The testimonials below are just some of the comments we’ve received back on the work we’ve done.

‘I have just unsubscribed from your email service as I am now employed. I wanted to thank you for all your help and continuing email support. You guys have been the most consistent and involved recruitment agency by far and will have no hesitation in recommending MPi to anyone ever in need. Thank you again.’

‘Really have to hand it to you, you guys are definitely one of the best agencies I’ve ever dealt with. Most of the others don’t even call but you guys are always staying in contact even when there’s no news at all. I really appreciate it.’

‘Well done MPi for the continuous update on the available jobs. I know exactly where I stand as far as a career in mining is concerned from the information you provide. Keep it up. I am hoping to net a job soon from your update. Information is power.’

‘Your peoples' commitment is obvious; I appreciate the occasional advice of what's out there.’

‘Thank you so much for your help & for answering my questions. You have been the only recruiter that has taken the time out to do that, so I really appreciate that. We won’t be giving up that’s for sure.’