Dump Truck Operator - URGENT START Bowen Basin - iMINCO Mining

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

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.


This particular role will see you operating CAT CAT 797 ...Learn about CAT 797's

CAT 797 haul truck mining dump truck

The 797 is one of the biggest dump trucks on a mine site with a ladder stairway leads the operator straight into the cockpit, essentially, you are working at heights when beginning your pre-start checklist.

These machines really are the work horse of the mining sector, hauling load after load, day in day out – often working round the clock in shifts to get the most out of every day. These monster mining trucks are ultra class, with a tough two-axle design and powerful tourque engine which is perfect for the different types of mine sites in Australia.

These machines are expensive to build and operate, so mining companies are always on the lookout for good operators who understand the need to treat these vehicles with the respect they deserve. Coming in at around 7 million each, with tyres costing anywhere from $45,000 per piece, these machine need to be taken care of.

The 797F, can transport about 400 tons making it one of the largest haul truck payload capacities in the world.

With a top speed of 67.6 km/h, given the size and weight of the 797, it can really move; and it has the grunt and power to tackle most inclines and difficult driving conditions. In some of the highest mines in the world, the CAT 797 has been flow up to the mine in pieces and assembled on site.

and CAT 793 ...Learn about CAT 793's

Dump truck training course Brisbane iMINCO
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's [...Learn about RII's] competencies.
You also must have a Coal Board Medical ...*Coal Board Medical* issued within the last 5 years as well as a Standard 11 *Standard 11 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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