Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD

Thiess are looking for experienced Excavator Operators for its Lake Vermont QLD operation

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Excavator Operators – Lake Vermont

Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD

Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. They offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. The life-of-mine insight, tailored approach and commitment to excellence keep at the leading edge…optimizing the mining value chain for each client.

They also continue to drive innovation, through long-term relationships, so clients are best positioned in a competitive global market. The people are central to success and are empowered to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience to continually exceed industry benchmarks. The culture is built on Principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery, underpinned by a commitment to safety in everything they do.


This position is based at Lake Vermont Coal Mine, which is situated in Dysart, North Queensland.

Thiess are searching for experienced Excavator Operators for its Lake Vermont operation.

Machinery on Site:


  • Cat 785C
  • Cat 789C
  • Cat 793D & 793F
  • Liebherr T282C
  • 777 Cat Watercart

Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD



  • Cat 330CL to 336DL
  • Liebherr R9350 to R9800

Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD



  • D10T Cat Dozer
  • D11R Cat Dozer
  • D11T Cat Dozer

Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD


  • 16M Cat Grader
  • 24H Cat Grader
  • 24M Cat Grader

Role Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 months experience working as an excavator operator in an operational mine with experience on the above machinery
  • Current driver’s license
  • Standard 11 Induction Training

7 days on 7 days off, 12.5 hour day shift, 10.5 hour night shift


Single person motel style accommodation available, located in Dysart

How to apply

This role will provide you with the opportunity to make the next step in your career. With culture of recognition, leadership development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment there is no better time to join Thiess. To apply for this role please click the Apply Button as per below
Apply for Excavator Operators Underground Mining Lake Vermont QLD

They are committed to developing a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which they can operate.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 777

The Caterpillar 777 is a 100-ton haul truck, typically used in open pit mining, manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. The first model of Caterpillar 777 was introduced in 1974. Its diesel engine is capable of putting out 870 horsepower. The 777D, introduced in 1996, was powered by a 938-horsepower diesel.

This truck is one of the entry-level haul trucks most new operators will learn on. Once competent, they will move up to the larger 785, especially when working on a coal mining site.

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.

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