Excavator operator jobs Bowen Basin
- Curragh Coal Mine (Theiss) > 30km north of Blackwater, QLD
Thiess commenced operations at Curragh Coal Mine in 2004 with the construction of mine infrastructure. Under our current contract, we will remove up to 49 million cubic metres of overburden and 9.3 million tonnes of coal annually. Our scope also includes operation and maintenance of our own mobile plant and equipment, as well as the client’s Bucyrus 495HR2 electric rope shovel.
- DIDO – Camp & Meals provided
- 7 on 7 off roster
The GO2 People have built a reputation for our ability to provide quality project staffing solutions across a range of industry sectors and, as such, we have been involved in some of Australia’s largest projects in the construction, mining and resources sectors in recent years.
Our team has been strategically developed to ensure we take an innovative and proactive approach to securing the best talent in the market in a short period of time and, by doing so, providing the desired outcomes for both client and candidate.
The GO2 People are currently looking to employ several Experienced Excavator Operators who have recent production Mining experience. We currently have roles available to operate CAT 6060 on Curragh Coal Mine, this will be within a Production capacity. You will be working on a 7:7 Day/Night Rotating Roster.
Camp Accommodation & Meals are Provided. This is an exciting opportunity, the client that we are working with has excellent company culture and has opportunities to transfer people permanently.
An Ideal Candidate would possess the following;
- RII or Equivalent for the above listed machinery
- Recent Relevant experience in a similar role
- Coal Board Medical & Standard 11 Induction
- Have own reliable transport – DIDO position
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and DAS
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 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.
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.
Standard 11 Mining Induction
The Standard 11 is a course that provides skill and knowledge required for working in surface coal mines under the QLD Mining Inspectorate Recognised Standard 11.
If your job means you must access a Queensland coal mine site - you'll need a Standard 11.
The Standard 11 covers essential safety training designed to keep you and other workers safe from injury and harm when working on site.
You can book your course online and we will find a training provider close to your location - we do all the work for you.