Blast Crew Downer EDI Limited Blackwater Mackay & Coalfields - iMINCO

Largest Blasting Services Providers in the Australian Mining industry - Experienced Field Technicians

Blast Crew Downer EDI Limited Blackwater Mackay & Coalfields

Blast Crew Level 2

Mining division is Australia’s leading diversified mining contractor. As part of this team you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to provide safe, ethical and environmentally conscious outcomes that exceed customer expectations.


The largest blasting services providers in the Australian mining industry. It provides innovative blasting solutions to over 20 projects across Australia, with a fleet of over 50 Mobile Processing Units, four state-of-the-art emulsion-manufacturing facilities and a 300-strong workforce. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Downer Mining, it has the backing and scale of a leading mining services company, but the personal touch of a smaller one.

Currently seeking applications from experienced Field Technicians for our Blackwater. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, your primary function will be to perform repairs and maintenance on mobile and fixed plant in accordance with standard working procedures and manufacturer’s specifications in a safe manner.

You would be responsible for participating in the continual improvement of equipment and development of your own technical skill base. Through your application of technical ability and skill you will perform maintenance tasks as per scheduled works, complete work system documentation, responding to field breakdown queries, and assisting stores with parts identification and sourcing.

This is a residential role on a lifestyle roster(note this is not a camp-based or a fly in, fly out position).


  • Trade certificate or equivalent technical qualifications (Electrical/Mechanical)
  • Experience in automotive, process and/or mobile equipment maintenance is desirable, as is experience maintaining auto electrical control systems
  • You will have initiative and a flexible approach to work coupled with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An unwavering commitment to the highest safety, community and environmental standards


    • Our Zero Harm initiative: A genuine commitment to the health and safety of all on the DBS Team
    • A residential role on an attractive family friendly roster
    • A diverse and supportive work environment where individuals are encouraged to show initiative
    • The opportunity to develop new skills in a range of technical areas
    • A fantastic field based opportunity where you can work independently

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

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.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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