Is Driller Offsider hard?
One of the best entry-level roles for someone looking to get into the mining industry is as a Driller’s Offsider. We won’t lie though, it’s a bloody hard job physically, but the rewards are definitely serious.
How do I become a driller?
To become a driller you usually need to undertake a traineeship in drilling operations (level 2 or level 4) or driller (level 3). The traineeships usually take between 12 and 24 months to complete. Browse courses through Jobs and Skills WA and search on the My Skills website to find a registered provider near you.
What does a Drillers Offsider get paid?
Find out what the average Drillers Offsider salary is Entry-level positions start at $70,200 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $93,600 per year.
How much does a FIFO driller earn?
How much is a FIFO drilling salary? Driller jobs vary but usually start at $33.00 an hour, $2,500 a week, or $90,000 a year. It’s a great starting rate, but remember these rates are most often for 12 hours days for consecutive days in a row.
What is a FIFO driller job?
Fly-in fly-out is a method of employing people in remote areas by flying them temporarily to the work site instead of relocating employees and their families permanently. It is often abbreviated to FIFO when referring to employment status. This is common in large mining regions in Australia and Canada.
What is a FIFO driller?
Is FIFO drilling a good job?
Drilling is labour intensive and physically demanding work. But for many FIFO drillers out there, drilling is the perfect job, especially for those looking to save up a nest egg and break into the property market. How do you become a FIFO Driller?
What is a Driller’s offsider or assistant?
A driller’s offsider or assistant is an entry-level role, which you can learn on the job. Your role is assisting the driller. A driller oversees the operation of drilling and maintains the drill rig during the shift.
Can you work FIFO with MacMahon underground?
The Macmahon Underground team is seeking for a Production Drillers and Cablebolt Operators to work FIFO on a 2/2 roster (Dayshift and Night Shift) from Perth to project site. Fleet consists of new Sandvik DL421’s, DL43
Like many jobs out there, there are different pathways to becoming a driller. Most drillers start out as drilling assistants and work their way up. Drilling assistants or offsiders don’t necessarily require previous experience, though it does help to have worked with trades or have experience in resources or construction.