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Burton Coal Mine Expansion

Burton Coal Mine Jobs

500 New Jobs at Burton Coal Mine

THIESS Pty Ltd has been awarded a six-year, $1.3 billion contract to extend mining operations at Burton Coal Mine, creating up to 500 new jobs.

The $1.3 billion project maintains the relationship between Theiss and mine owner, Peabody Energy Australia.

The Burton open-cut mine, about 140 kilometres south-west of Mackay, produces high quality coal, which will now be mined up to a depth of 240?metres.

Thiess Mining

Thiess has operated the Burton Coal Mine for the past 14 years and the new contract will prolong the life of mine until 2016.

“The contract is recognition of Thiess` position as Australia`s leading contract miner and we look forward to building on our strong relationship with Peabody in Australia,” Thiess managing director David Saxelby said.

Thiess started operations at Burton in 1996 and has mined close to 50 million tonnes of hard coking coal and thermal coal from various pits within the 45-kilometre project site.

The coal has been mined for export to a number of international markets including Asia, Europe, India and South America.

The new contract will allow Thiess to maintain Burton`s annual production capacity of over 2.5 million tonnes of coal per annum.

Thiess Mining chief executive Bruce Munro said that the Peabody contract would result in operations returning to the original mining area started in 1996.

“The high quality coal will be mined to a depth of up to 240?metres, making this operation the deepest open-cut operation in the Bowen Basin,” Mr Munro said.

The Burton Coal Mine extension will employ more than 500 people.

Mining Equipment at the Burton Coal Mine

Thiess will mobilise an additional Liebherr R9800 “ one of the world`s largest mining backhoe excavators.

The giant machine will work in tandem with the existing excavator, which has been operating at Burton for nearly a year.

A fleet of Caterpillar 797 trucks, the largest in the Cat range, will service the two excavators.

A Generic Induction is needed to work on the Burton coal mine project

Mining Job Information


  1. Robert Snowden June 27, 2012 Reply

    I am currently looking to further my career in mining I have been working at Saraji for the past 7 months and would like to move to Burton coal.

  2. Mick wcock May 22, 2012 Reply

    Im a diesel fitter I work in the mines now I am interested in a full time position thankyou

  3. alfred h August 2, 2011 Reply

    will you be needing grit blasters by chance i have 6 yrs exp currently working at Q.R national, blasting wagons,ballastic wagons etc…

  4. Brent Sherriff June 14, 2011 Reply

    Hi i currently work at the burton mine for a contractor and operate excavators ,dump trucks ,and bulldozers . just want to know what chance i have to work for thiess thanks Brent

  5. Dodi Arifandi June 3, 2011 Reply

    Hi there,

    I have been working in open pit , coal mine company for almost 5 years. Experience as Mine plan engineer. Software experience are Minescape, Minex (pit optimizer) and Xpac. Wondering if any vacancy in Australia coal mine company. Thanks.

  6. Jamie Day May 10, 2011 Reply

    Hi, Im really keen to get into the mines. Is it possible to send me some information EG: what i need to get in, dump truck training etc. Thanks

  7. Mousa Al- Salim February 26, 2011 Reply

    Hi,I,m sorry about flooding hit Q.L.D. and my heart with you .I,m an excavator,shovel, dump truck operator looking for job in Q.L.D. in mining Co. in Mackay city or another,please help me to find Co.sponser me and send work visa to me.You know the situation inside Iraq there is no safty ,no realy works and I have family want money from me to live.Please consider me like your brother ,consider my case as a humantrian situation and save me .I,m waiting your answer . I,m ready to training course if I need,and ready for all helthy test and cards needs . God save you and your country.thanks

    Mousa Al-Salim
    Babylon-Hilla city

  8. Mike February 25, 2011 Reply


    been working in the mining industry for the past 7years in my country(Fiji) as a Heavy Mobile Mechanic. Have done apprenticeship and was wondering if theres any chance of me working in australia.



  9. peter cole February 15, 2011 Reply

    15 Feb 11 Enquiring on any entry level jobs. Regards Pete.

  10. andrew prause February 2, 2011 Reply

    have worked as electrical ta,for shutdown back in 91.would like full time position.trainee operator,dumptruck would be preferred.can you assist me,thanking you andrew.

  11. stanley nielsen January 21, 2011 Reply

    Hi there, how do I go about getting into the burton coal mine and where can I get 797 truck training?Thanks again and by for now, stan.

    • Pete - iMINCO January 22, 2011

      Hi Stanley
      Thanks for enquiring. I will send you the details by email about the Dump truck Training on the 797 trucks.
      Thanks Pete iMINCO

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