Coming to Australia

Dale - Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Tell us a bit about the work you do with SKILLED?

I am a Heavy Diesel Mechanic with SKILLED and I work in the workshop of an open cut mine fixing various mining equipment such as Dump Trucks, Dozers, Graders, Loaders and Diggers.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

SKILLED has provided me with the opportunity to relocate from the US and find work in the mining industry in Australia. I love my job, have a great work/ life balance and great work mates.

Why did you decide to join SKILLED?

I applied for the job to better my lifestyle, travel and gain experience in the mining industry.

What’s the best thing about working with SKILLED?

SKILLED has found me a job that suits me. I am on a 2 week on 1 week off roster which enables me to spend quality time with my family on rest days. SKILLED assisted me every step of the way- from visa processing to getting me to site.

What skills and experience have you gained while working for SKILLED? 

Previously I worked for the United States Government and I have transferred my existing skills/ knowledge over to mining, gained mining industry experience and new equipment knowledge.

What advice would you give someone who is looking for a career as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic?

I recommend to take the plunge and go for it! The experience gained is well worth it.

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