CAT 793/797 Haul Truck Operators - FIFO (Townsville) - iMINCO Mining Training Information

CAT 793/797 Haul Truck Operators - FIFO (Townsville

Experienced Dump Truck Operators needed for mine sites in the Bowen Basin

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CAT 793/797 Haul Truck Operators – FIFO (Townsville)

About the Role

We are currently seeking Experienced Truck Operators for mine sites in the Bowen Basin required for an immediate start.


  • Operate 793 or 797 CAT Rear Dump Trucks on a Coal Mining or Pre-Strip Crew
  • Maintain a High Level of Safety
  • Must reside in the Townsville area for FIFO roles

Skills and Experience

Caterpillar 793 overview

Caterpillar 793D off-road truck - haul truck mining jobs

One of the requirements for this job which is FIFO out of Townsville,  is to be competent operating Caterpillar off-road haul trucks in a pre-strip operation.

For those new to the mining sector, here is a basic overview of the CAT 793 haul truck specifications.

CAT 793D haul truck specs

  • Gross machine operating weight: 383 tonnes
  • Engine model: Cat 3516B HD EUI
  • Top speed – loaded: 53.4kmph
  • Maximum payload (capacity load): 218 tonnes
  • Body capacity: 129 M2
  • Chassis weight: 116 tonnes
  • Body weight: max 54 tonnes
  • Total weight (empty): 180 tonnes

Further information on this model

Do your research on the Cat 793D detail information page haul truck

Visit Caterpillar website in Australia

Hastings Deering are Caterpillar’s agent providing services to job sites in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Specialising in mining and construction, Hastings Deering sells and leases machinery, provides parts and service and delivers fleet management and productivity solutions.

Visit Hastings Deering website for more information

Why work for WorkPac

Looking after their employees is important to WorkPac. 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.

As WorkPac is such a diverse and Australia-wide company, they know their local areas and are always helping the local community.

Please Note: There are no entry level positions available

How to apply CAT 793/797 Haul Truck Operators

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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.

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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