Started work 5 am started with a toolbox got allocated jobs then proceeded to do a take 5 before pre-start on the vehicle to ensure heavy vehicles compliancy were up to date., then drove to clients in various locations in the Bowen basin delivering containerized blasting components , a average day consisted of 13 hr days when on roster working day shift & night shift 5 on 5 off , before logging off after every shift it was compulsory to do tyre checks and all round visual checks on your vehicle log in defects notify the supervisor of any problems or concerns , end of day.
i learned valuable information on day to day responsibilities on performing tasks after following procedures to ensure tasks were completed in a safe manner.
I found management to be very precise and easy to follow.
I found my co-workers very easy to get on with.
The hardest part off the job was unloading prill in containers as you were in direct sunlight as to help combat fatigue we drank fluids at regular intervals.
The most enjoyable part of the day was meeting people from all walks of life
MC Truck driver, Front end Loader operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, VIC – 7 May 2015
Probably the best job I have had. Operating MC trucks, front end loader's, just really grown up boy's playing with toy's. Kalari or Iluka Mine was 100 hour week's 12 hour days and I would work day shift for 4 day's then have a 24 hour break and do night shift for 4 day's. I learnt a lot in the mining industry especially the OHS policies and I loved the fact we all competed to not getting caught speeding in low speed areas. It was just all work which put a lot of pressure on my social life and made it difficult to hold down a partner.