I learnt alot about safe mining practices,.how to be a better and more productive truckie within OH&S guidelines.
Most co-workers are great, everybody gets along well..
Hardest part of the job is sitting around and not being able to be productive due to too many workers not enough equipment, too many casuals etc..being close to a township also has its delays and demands on the mine.
For some strange reason only a small select number of people learn to operate certain machinery which creates a lack of skilled workers to fill in for those that are sick, or on holidays etc, especially now with the recent pay cuts, a lot of shovel/loader/dozer ops are leaving big gaps to fill and in a hurry.
With the recent paycut there are also more trainees on site than long term operators and so inexperienced drivers are training the trainees,..its just a matter of time before incidents and a lack of safety could become commonplace.
Best part of the job is being kept busy all day/nite,.no time for boredom,..when theres lots of dirt to move its non-stop, and thats great.
being 5mins drive from home
roster change, big paycut from previously good salary!