Doug Hood Mining


From time to time we seek personnel across a range of positions for specific mining or civil engineering projects and our rebuild and site workshops.


We employ operators on a wide range of machinery however most start on articulated and rigid dump trucks. With experience and aptitude operators may progress to loaders, wheeled dozers, bulldozers, excavators, graders and drill rigs. We generally source Supervisors from “the coalface”, identifying those with operating, planning and leadership skills, and provide the necessary training & development.


The roles within our workshops are diverse including but not limited to mechanical, engineering, panelbeating, electrical, tyre handling, stores & parts, transporting, refuelling, planning, clerical & administration. Personnel are required to be flexible to maintain a service standard provided by the workshop.


Attributes of people we like to recruit who become valued members of the Doug Hood Mining team:

  1. We like candidates who can report fit for work every day by managing their lifestyle to meet job requirements including:
    • A responsible attitude to alcohol at all times.
    • Freedom from recreational drugs & disciplined with prescribed medicines.
    • Sleep habits ensuring sleep of sufficient quantity & good quality.
    • An attitude to diet that matches the individual’s energy needs.
    • Appropriate daily physical activity including exercise integrated into their daily schedule.
    • Placing importance on maintaining relationships with family, friends, work colleagues & the community.
  2. Operators who hold the class 4 drivers licence, and workshop candidates holding the class 2 as a minimum, both preferably with wheels, tracks and roller endorsements.
  3. For operators a background in mining, civil construction, forestry, and agricultural or road transport driving is ideal however a candidate’s attitude and preparation are also important.
  4. For workshop positions including mechanical, engineering, panelbeating, and electrical, a trade certificate is traditionally preferred however significant experience and skill are valuable attributes that will be equally considered.
  5. Both operations and workshop need clerical and administration staff with accurate and efficient data entry, word processing and spreadsheet skills, and who are happy working in a close knit team and delivering to regular schedules.
  6. Those who have been in the workforce for a while, having completed periods of employment of over 3 years duration with each employer can demonstrate an ability to stick it out and adapt to a company’s culture, work practices and processes.
  7. For technical roles we generally require a relevant diploma or degree.
  8. As an equal opportunity employer in what some may traditionally consider a male domain we have found that women make excellent employees, enjoying the work environment and taking good care of machinery and equipment.

Doug Hood Mining works with all new employees to ensure that as a team we complete all contracts safely and to a high standard and continue as a preferred contractor in our field.

We welcome enquires from those interested in working with and for us in the future. Please register your interest in working for us by emailing Andrew Jaspersmith at