Dump Truck Operator Jobs Mining Darling Downs Region

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Dump Truck Operator


About the role:

  • Buses will be provided from Mackay and Rockhampton
  • 7/7 even time roster with an immediate start
  • Camp and meals included at no extra costs
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent role after 12 months

Successful candidates will have proven experience on the following machinery:

  • CAT 785, 789, 797

To be considered for this role you must display a strong and stable work background with 2+ years recent mining experience, in addition to a safety first attitude. Ideal applicants will be available to commence immediately.

Please note these are not trainee positions and candidates will only be contacted if they meet the above criteria.

Caterpillar 785D Overview


  • Gross Machine Operating Weight (GMW) 249476.0 kg
  • Engine Model Cat® 3512C HD
  • Top Speed – Loaded 54.8 km/h
  • Maximum Target Payload 143.0 tonnes

Further information on this model

Do your research on the detail information page www.cat.com/785 haul truck 

Caterpillar 789D Overview


  • Engine Model 3516C – HD
  • Gross Machine Operating Weight (GMW) 324319.0 kg
  • Nominal Payload Capacity 181.0 tonnes
  • Empty Operating Chassis Weight (EOCW) 99129.0 kg


Further information on this model

Do your research on the Cat 789D detail information page www.cat.com/789D haul truck 


You will ideally have 3 years solid experience in a similar role within the Mining Industry:

  • Caterpillar 785, 789, 793 Dump Trucks
  • Current valid Drivers Licence
  • Current Standard 11 Induction Training
  • Current Coal Board Medical
  • 2 References we can call to verify your work history
  • Live residential to the Toowoomba, Oakey and Dalby region

Please Note: you will need to hold current relevant licenses for the listed machinery and these roles are for experienced operators.

To apply for this position please click on the APPLY link below.
Alternatively, for a confidential appraisal of the current market please contact or email your resume quoting reference number JE27964.

How to apply for Dump Truck Operator Jobs Mining Darling Downs Region

Email a copy of your updated resume to Brisbanemining@corestaff.com.au

or if you’d prefer, go to the SEEK website to find out more about the Dump Truck Operators x 2 job on SEEK


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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.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 789

The Caterpillar 789 dump truck is typically used in open pit mining. The 789 has a capacity of 177 tonnes, and its engine can produce 1770 horsepower.

There are hundreds of CAT 789 dump trucks on various mine sites in Australia; working hard in open-cut coal mines as well as hauling raw iron ore dirt across the open, dusty mine sites of Western Australia.

Read more about the CAT 789 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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