Dump Truck Operator - URGENT START Bowen Basin - iMINCO Mining

URGENT START - Truck Operator Short term Contract in the Prestrip Department

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This is a Bowen Basin job located in the Mackay & Coalfields area. Do you live close to this location, or are you willing to FIFO from within Queensland?

You need a Standard 11 Mining Induction to be eligible for this job. If you don't have one and are not sure what this is, click the Standard 11 Mining Induction link further down the page.

Only applicants with real skills should apply. When sending in your application for the job, be sure to highlight the skills you have which are relevant.

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URGENT START – Dump Truck Operator

  • Meals and Accommodation Provided
  • 6/6 Roster, DIDO, Immediate Start
  • Opportunity for TWRB Payment after 6 months

About the Company

This client is an industry leader, employing a wide range of skilled trades and individuals throughout the Bowen Basin. An immediate start is available for a Truck Operator to join this client for a short term contract in the Prestrip Department.

Role

This particular role will see you operating CAT 797 and 793 Trucks safely performing pre strip tasks and duties.

What you’ll need to succeed

You must have experience on the CAT trucks listed above as well as current RII competencies.
You also must have a Coal Board Medical issued within the last 5 years as well as a Standard 11 Induction Training (or willing to obtain). Apart of the application process, you must also have a Current Driver’s License and a Passport or Birth Certificate.
As this is a DIDO role, you must live within 500km of the Bowen Basin.

What you’ll get in return

You will be granted with an IMMEDIATE start on a coal mine site in the Bowen Basin on a 6/6 Roster in an ongoing role. All meals and accommodation as well as induction costs will be supplied to you by the client at no additional cost.

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Dump Truck Operator Salaries

How much do dump truck production operators earn in the mines?

Depending on where you live, or which state the mine is located in, as you can see from the information below, the salaries are very different. In Queensland and New South Wales, mining wages are pretty much the same for Dump Truck Operators. Working at a Western Australian mine you can expect to earn about 20% more than if you worked in QLD or NSW.

Dump truck operator jobs are advertised on SEEK and other mining jobs boards regularly.

According to online jobs website Indeed (au.indeed.com), the average salary for a Dump Truck Production Operator in Australia is $41.98 per hour. Salary estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Dump Truck Drivers. The data was collected from past and present job ads on Indeed over the last 36 months.

Payscale.com Dump Truck Driver Pay Estimates

Looking at the salary of an entry-level Dump Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience, you can expect to earn an average hourly wage (includes bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$42 based on 24 pay reviews.

With so many different and conflicting articles about salaries, it's difficult to know what the exact take home pay is for a Dump Truck Operator.

Blackwater, Queensland Dump Truck Salaries +40%

According to Payscale.com, Dump Truck Operators in the Queensland Bowen Basin area of Blackwater, earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. Dump Truck Operators also get more money in Western Australia (26.6% more) and Kalgoorlie (17.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (19.6% less), Brisbane, Queensland (16.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (14.3% less).

SEEK mining job salaries for dump truck production operators

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What are dump truck operator employers looking for?

The following list is a collection of requirements you'll find in most advertised dump truckk operator jobs

  • Experience operating CAT trucks
  • A willingness to work rotating rosters
  • Ability to contribute and work positively in a team environment
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol test
  • Competitive Hourly Rate plus super on all hours worked
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current Standard 11 or willing to obtain a Standard 11
  • Have a strong commitment to safety and Zero Harm and ensure this is a
  • priority and at the forefront of all your decision-making
  • Have a strong work history
  • High level of safety awareness
  • Relevant current RII Competencies
  • Relevant RII/ SSE sign offs/ Competencies
  • Right to work in Australia - Birth Certificate or Australian Passport
  • Sound Work History
  • Be reliable and a team player
    • About the Bowen Basin

      The Queensland 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.

      Here's a list of mining companies with operations in the Bowen Basin.

      • Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd
      • New Hope Corporation Limited
      • QCoal Pty Ltd
      • Hail Creek Holdings Pty Ltd
      • Mt Rawdon Operations Pty Ltd
      • Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited
      • Fitzroy Queensland Resources Limited
      • Conquest Mining Limited
      • Ravenswood Gold Pty Ltd
      • BHP Coal Pty Ltd/li>
      • Baralaba Coal Company Pty Ltd
      • Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
      • Santos Limited (JV with Santos Limited, Petronas Total and Kogas)
      • TEC Coal Pty Ltd
      • TerraCom Australia
      • Coronado Curragh Pty Ltd
      • Yarrabee Coal Company Pty Ltd

      For a more detailed view of the above list, here's the link to Queensland State Development mines list

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      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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