Excavator Operator Northwest Mining Muswellbrook and Gunnedah Region

Excavator Operator Northwest Mining Muswellbrook and Gunnedah Region

Excavator Operator

Northwest Mining Company located in the Muswellbrook and Gunnedah region. The Company specializes in mine support including labour hire, equipment hire, and vehicle servicing. The ideal applicant will have vast knowledge and experience in the mining industry.

Northwest Mining Company currently has a vacancy for immediate start for an excavator operator. 

The Role

  • Excavation operations
  • Perform scheduled maintenance work
  • Reporting to site supervisor
  • Maintain safe working conditions and adhere to work health and safety standards
  • Casual with options for full-time employment

Candidates must have the following requirements:

  • Operator tickets
  • Drivers license
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organizational and time management skills

Coal board medical and working at heights certificates are desired but not necessary. Successful applicants must be willing to source additional tickets. Immediate start.

Please note this job is located in Gunnedah and for immediate start.

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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.

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.

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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