Driving at Cloudbreak

We find out what is involved in being a dump truck driver at Fortescue Mine. Terry Jaffery shares how to get involved in the work.

Terry inspects his dump truck before driving to the excavator to pick up a load of iron ore, then dumps it at a hopper ready for it to be processed.

He shares the process from shifting the iron ore, to transporting it to China.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley