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Driller Operator Bowen Basin

One Key Resources, part of the Fircroft Group, is a specialist provider of Managed Workforce and Labour Hire solutions to the Mining, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure Industries.  An employer of choice, One Key Resources employs Open Cut and Underground Operators, Tradespeople and Support Staff at close to 100 locations across Australia.

They are seeking experienced Drill Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine site in the lower Bowen Basin. Client is a Tier 1 Mining Contractor who requires skilled, experienced and safety minded individuals for ongoing opportunities.

Experienced Driller Operator Coal Mine site <strong>Bowen Basin</strong>

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Demonstrated drill and blast experience within coal mining
  • Experience on DK40 and DK90 or on Pit Viper 275 

The qualifications/certifications required include:

  • Machine Competencies – RII, Training Transcript, Skills List, Site Authorizations or SSE Signed
  • Standard 11 Induction Training Induction
  • Drivers License

These roles offer:

  • Ongoing work – Immediate Start
  • Competitive hourly rates $45 – $50/hr + Super (super is paid on all hours)
  • Distance from camp to site is approximately 10 minutes 
  • Meals and Accommodation supplied
  • DIDO to Camp

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Experienced Driller Operator Coal Mine site <strong>Bowen Basin</strong>

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About the Bowen Basin

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.

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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