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Blackwater Dump Truck Jobs
WorkPac currently have a number of opportunities for Skilled Operators to commence work immediately on an open cut coal mine. You will form part of and contribute to the Mine Operations Department of a Bowen Basin Mine which is outside of Blackwater.
- WORK/LIFE BALANCE – EVEN TIME 7/7 ROSTER
- LONG TERM OPPORTUNITIES
- MINE SITE RAMP UP
To be successful in these roles you will have the following:
- Minimum 12 months experience on Electric Dump Truck; Komatsu 730, 830, 930, Hitachi 4400, Terex 3300, Cat 795
- Previous Mine Site Operating Experience
- Current Standard 11 Induction Training
- Coal Board Medical
- Current Driver’s Licence
- A willingness to work rotating roster 7/7
- Immediate Start – Ongoing Role
- Camp and Meals
- 7/7 Roster – Straight
- 12 Hour Shifts
About the Company:
WorkPac is Australia’s leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors. They are proud to partner with some of the country’s leading companies to deliver rewarding career opportunities.
Why work for WorkPac?
Looking after their employees is important to them. Their WorkPlus Employee Benefits program offers benefits across health, private insurance, financial services, travel and more. WorkPac have over 45 offices throughout Australia, this means you have the flexibility to work anywhere in Australia with them. As WorkPac has such a large footprint, they know their local areas and are always helping their local community.
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About the Bowen Basin
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Komatsu 830E Haul Truck
The Komatsu 830E is an ultra class dump truck used in Australian open pit mining operations an is designed and built in Peoria, Illinois by Komatsu America Corporation (parent company is the Japanese held company Komatsu Ltd.
The Komatsu 830E is a beast, with 231,000 kilogram capacity (255 short tons). Although this is a big truck, the 830E's load capacity is about 66% the capacity of the Liebherr T 282C and Caterpillar 797B.This is an electric truck and is being featured in many new mining operations as well established mines in WA and QLD.
The electric drive system is very different fromt the transmission/differential drive of traditional trucks. The diesel engine is connected to a GE traction alternator with high voltage cables transfering electricity to the two wheel motors at the rear of the truck.
Read more about the KOMATSU 830E mining dump truck on the Komatsu website