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Haul Truck Driver

Vocational Qualified

Haul Truck Drivers operate heavy vehicles and are responsible for manoeuvering and transporting excavated materials safely and efficiently to the correct destination around a mine site.

Haul Truck drivers are required to ensure materials have been loaded correctly and securely, monitor payloads whilst maintaining pre-start and load sheet documentation. 

Haul Truck Drivers have a strong focus and commitment to safety practices, can work effectively with others and have good communication skills.

“I love being outside, seeing the sunrises and sunsets and seeing the mine progress”

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Average age
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females
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full time
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Employed

Tasks for this role

  • Manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading

  • Loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices

  • Observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles

  • Making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely

  • Estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight

  • Ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage

  • Verifying loading documents, checking the condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

 

Characteristics

  • Lower Skill level
  • Practical and Administrative
  • Light, Medium and Heavy physical demand

Education Pathways

  • Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

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