Mining jobs in the territory seem to be popping up on the iMINCO mining news radar which is good news for people looking for NT jobs in mining.
Downer EDI, who are a major mining contractor has won a $70 million contract with Crocodile Gold Corp to help run the company’s gold mining operations.
Reports indicate this is a two year contract (with the option to extend for a third year) which is due to start in March 2014.
It’s thought Downer will provide underground mining services at Crocodile’s Cosmo Gold Mine. Crocodile Gold expects a reduction in the cost of underground mining with the Downer contract, in addition to increased flexibility and scalability.
Crocodile Gold also operates 3 other gold mines in Australia – the Fosterville Gold Mine and Stawell Gold Mine, both are located in Victoria. Crocodile Gold has also increased production guidance with 210,696 ounces of gold produced in 2013.
Downer jobs are highly sought after
Downer jobs are highly sought after, especially for experienced machinery operators who specialise in dump truck, excavators, loaders and underground machinery. The contract involves Downer being in charge of development, mining and additional works to maintain the supply-of-mill feed ore at the mine’s underground operations.
“Downer EDI first-half profits had lifted, to $99.1 million”
Recently Downer announced its first-half profits had lifted, to $99.1 million from 94 million the same time the previous year. An indication that despite the challenging times Australian mining has endured over the last 12 months, there are still companies who remain strong and confident in a tough market.
Over the past 12 months there have been a lot of Downer jobs created as the company secures various contracts across Australia. Some of the companies that Downer EDI work with include some of the biggest mining companies in Australia such as Rio Tinto, BHP and Chevron.
“the future for Downer jobs in Australia looks good”
In terms of a well-respected mining contracting company, you can’t go past Downer EDI for their experience and reputation in the industry. This new contract with Crocodile Gold was awarded after reviewing the Downer tender which covered personnel, capabilities and fleet management. Clearly, Downer EDI won hands-down because of their track record of excellence in the mining industry. With new contracts being awarded to the pro-active company, the future for Downer jobs in Australia looks good.
Read more about Downer. Jobs have been created as a result of contracts being awarded to the company – the following links provide more information and specific details of the more recent contract wins.
- BHP $100 Mil Contract Could Create Downer Jobs
Downer EDI has won a massive $100 million dollar contract with BHP for work on the company`s Western australian port developments. This is a critical contract (there are 2 contracts) as more and more development money is funneled into WA`s iron ore industry in a bid to increase mining productivity.
- Roy Hill Mining Contract ““ Downer Gets $500M
Is the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara a good place to look for mining jobs? We think so! Once again `super` mining contractor Downer EDI has won a 4 and a half year contract to supply mining services at the Roy Hill iron ore mine site.
- NSW Mining Jobs ““ Boggabri Coal Mine
Downer-EDI leading mining services contractor is looking to fill an initial 70 NSW mining jobs on behalf of Idemitsu Australia Resources for work on the Boggabri Coal Mine located near Gunnedah, with the initial round of NSW mining jobs set to commence on October 1st, 2013.
- WA jobs ““ Downer wins $400m Wheatstone project
Downer EDI wins a $400 million Chevron Wheatstone project contract on Western Australia`s Pilbara Coast. American project management company Bechtel awarded Downer the contract for two electrical and instrumentation packages.
- Downer EDi secures mining contract
Downer EDi has won the contract for Rio Tinto Iron Ore`s Mesa A/Warramboo project. The infrastructure contract, worth more than $50 million, involves earthworks, concrete works, road surfacing and bridge construction, as well as electrical and communication works. Information on machinery tickets. Downer CEO Grant Fenn said this is a first with Rio Tinto`s expansion
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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
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 MineStarâ„˘
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.