No Experience Needed

The Mining Industry Is A Strange Beast.

Discussions about booms and busts, and world issues affecting the coal prices are always taking place. If you have no experience and are still trying to get that dream mining job as a dump truck operator you need to be ready when the “beast” is ready for you.

As operators we all go along for the ride. Up-sizing, down-sizing, job security and lifestyle choices are all affected by the decisions made by the Mining Companies we work for, or want to work for.

One thing is for sure, the black stuff is everywhere in Queensland and they need us operators to help get it out of the ground and onto the ships.

Imagine If…..
The world resources prices start to pick up again? Coal especially. The pits and machines that have been parked up will be cranked up again-real fast. Those machines all need operators. People like you and me.

Imagine if….
All the mines currently awaiting approval get the go ahead. Some of these are huge, and will need thousands of workers. Where are they going to get all of the extra operators? The government is under a lot of pressure to ensure these mining companies don’t bring in overseas workers to fill the gaps.

They will need to hire a lot of new people (greenies, clean skins) as well as experienced operators, from their own backyards, us, you?

Imagine if….
You see an advertisement on-line, in your Facebook feed or in the newspaper that read:

Wanted: Dump Truck Operators.
No Experience Necessary.
Start ASAP
Mature aged, indigenous and women are encouraged to apply as we are an equal opportunity business.

How many thousands of people do you think would apply?

How would you feel if you had done nothing at all towards being ready, have no idea what they want to hear, what you would need to do, and how much it will cost to be ready?

Now Imagine This!!

*You know how to stand out from the masses, be ahead of the pack.
*You know what to expect, and have everything prepared to send with your application.
*You are job fit.
*You have the right mind set and are ready to pounce!
***This is the one you have been waiting for. …..Let the Journey begin.

Mad Mumzie is putting together a guide to help you out. Where to start? What to do? Where to look? How you can be ready to “POUNCE” on your mining career when you see that advert.

Join up to the No Experience Pounce! email for some great tips on what you can do now towards your job in the mine and be first to know when Pounce! is ready for you….nearly.

Listen to the Beers With A Miner podcast for interviews with past and current peeps working in the industry. Mad Mumzie also shares audio blogs sharing many thoughts from how to get into the industry to how to make your donga more homely or how she got through a rough day with a cranky dozer driver on the dump! Start to learn the mining lingo and just what you may expect. Not everyone is cut out to be a miner. Are you?

This quick survey will help you to start thinking about your mining career, and help me to create the resources and tools to help you get your dream job in the mines!

Click here: Your Mining Job Survey

There is so much I want to share with you, like what to expect once you get a phone call for an interview. What about once you have a start date? What comes next? First day on the job, challenges that may arise and where help is available.

I struggled early on, and still do sometimes.

Mining is not as easy as many people think and some are cut out for it, and others are not.

Are you?

If you would like to be notified of any cleanskin jobs I find, and have me help you on your journey into the mining industry, even if you have no experience I invite you to join my new POUNCE tribe. It is my passion to help others know what it’s really like, and to help as much as I can, in my own special Mad Mumzie style.

Like the Mad Mumzie Facebook page for more too.

no experience

Get Ready To"POUNCE" Be ahead of the pack with no experience as a Dump Truck Operator. Mad Mumzie is here to help.

Woo Hoo you're in! Thanks for taking the time to join our Pounce! Tribe. Stay tuned.

Look in your junk mail or inbox for a confirmation email to check that you really are keen, and not just dreaming about that job!

In the meantime keep digging around. Get it? Dig, mining? Ha ha I crack me up!


Mad Mumzie


I look forward to seeing you on the inside and helping you to take your first steps toward your job as a dump truck operator in a coal mine in Queensland.

These tips can also be used to get a foot into the mining door and help you in any mining career really. I have however chosen for this first step to focus on you becoming a dump truck operator in a coal mine, because that is what I know and it is what I have been doing for over 13 years now.

Once you are in, you can see what else is available, what you enjoy the most and embark on many other avenues in this wonderful industry.

Cheers,Mad Mumzie Hard Hat Logo

Mad Mumzie


no experience

Get Ready To"POUNCE!" Be ahead of the pack with no experience as a Dump Truck Operator. Mad Mumzie is here to help.

Woo Hoo you're in! Thanks for taking the time to join our Pounce Tribe.

Look in your junk mail or inbox for a confirmation email to check that you really are keen, and not just dreaming about that job!

In the meantime take a look around the site. There are plenty of things to dig into....get it? Dig. Mining.....



Mad Mumzie


4 Responses to No Experience Needed

  1. James says:

    Thank you for the information and the passion to help others. I am committed to doing whstever necessary to get my foot in the door to eventually become a fifo haul truck operator. I am in the process of getting necessary paperwork together, white card, police clearance, senior first aid but am unsure of which operator training provider to employ to train me. Some are cheap with no connection to the industry. Some are expensive and suggest you 3ill be employed through their network, without a gaurentee of coarse. I think i need to focus on an entry at all cost and then reasses when i have some great experience. Any advice is appreciated. Once again thank you for the content. 🙂

    • MadMumzie says:

      Hi James thanks for your kind words. I too hope you get your dream job in the mines. If you sign up for the No Experience email list you will receive a few emails with tips and advice as you asked for. Cheers, MM

  2. Millie says:

    Well igot myself a start as trainee dump truck operator in smaller mine……start in around s month and now im shitting myself….would love info on what to expect starting…rules .saftely ect and tips and hints on how i can succeed….i learn different to others and this worries me a little…..

    • MadMumzie says:

      That is great news Millie! I will shoot you an email. It can be overwhelming when you first start because they tell you everything at once. Take in what you can and you will pick up the rest along the way. Stay out of the gossip and be a great listener. There is a lot of support these days for people who learn in many ways. If you aren’t picking it up from one trainer, perhaps a different one will help. I heard the same thing 6 times about how to turn to back up under the shovel, then I GOT IT once explained the 6th different way! Try to relax into it, enjoy the journey because yay you have your dream mining job! You will be pleased to know, but be an old hand it by then, my next course after how to get in is “You have a start date, now what!” Cheers and thanks for letting us all know, stay in touch.

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