Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine site in the Bowen Basin

Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine site in the Bowen Basin near Blackwater

Excavator Operators - 7/7 Roster

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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.

Safety is a high priority in this industry. This job requires you to have a heightened sense of awareness and also appreciate the importance of safety in the workplace.

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Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine site in the Bowen Basin near Blackwater

Experienced Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine site in the Bowen Basin near Blackwater. The client is a Major Contractor who requires skilled, experienced and safety minded individual’s for ongoing opportunities.

One Key Resources is a specialist provider of managed workforce services and labour hire to the mining, oil & gas and infrastructure industries. They also complement the core business with market leading value add services including skills and proficiency training and productivity improvement programs.

The successful All Round Operator will have:

  • 4 years+ experience as a mining Excavator Operator
  • Experience on: Hitachi 5500/Liebherr 996/CAT 6060 excavator or similar machinery
  • Must have current Standard 11 Induction Training Induction
  • Must have Coal Board Medical
  • RII Competencies are a must

In return, they offer:

  • Competitive hourly rates $50 – $53/hr. + Super
  • 7/7 Roster
  • Ongoing work – 6 Months +
  • Camp Accommodation + Meals provided
  • BIBO from Rockhampton

 

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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

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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