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Experienced Dump Truck Operators Bowen Basin
About the Role
Are you an experienced Komatsu dump truck operator searching for work in Queensland coal mining?
WorkPac, with Rio Tinto are searching for experienced Dump Truck Operators to join their machinery team at the Hail Creek Mine in Queensland’s coal hot spot – the Bowen Basin.
Hail Creek Mine is located 120 kilometres south-west of Mackay in central Queensland. The mine supplies hard coking and thermal coal to international markets. The mine has plenty of coal, in fact over 10 million tonnes of it, so there is a good opportunity for long term employment at the mine for those who want to work and be a part of the continuing success at the mine.
Rio Tinto Coal Australia manages the operation on behalf of the joint venture partners, Queensland Coal Pty Ltd (82 per cent), Nippon Steel Australia Pty Ltd (8 per cent), Marubeni Coal Pty Ltd (6.67 per cent) and Sumisho Coal Development Pty Ltd (3.33 per cent).
Download the Hail Creek fact sheet directly from Rio Tinto.
About the job
Before you apply for this job, think about the following. You must be able to demonstrate you have a good deal of experience operating Caterpillar Dump Trucks, Komatsu Electric Dump Trucks or Terex MT 4400 Trucks.
You also need to have at least two years experience working in the mining industry. References from employers who can prove your experience are highly regarded. It is also essential that your resume be tailored to this job.
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- Standard 11 Induction Training mining induction essential
- Coal Board Medical
- Drivers Licence
- RII Competencies
- Have the right to work in Australia
- Located within 400km of the Bowen Basin, Queensland
About the Company
WorkPac is Australia’s leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors. For this particular role, they are proud to partner with Rio Tinto at their Hail Creek mine in Queensland. Register or apply with WorkPac for ongoing access to a wide range of temporary and permanent mining jobs for all skill levels.
Why work for WorkPac
Looking after their employees is important to WorkPac. They have a good program called WorkPlus Employee Benefits and offers benefits across health, private insurance, financial services, travel and more to all its employees.
They know their stuff and have a team of dedicated recruiters, most of which have high-level knowledge of the mining industry. According to WorkPac, their recruiting specialists make continuous contact with you to see if you are happy with not only WorkPac’s service but the company you will be working for.
Remembering, WorkPac are a recruitment company, so you’ll be getting paid by them, but working for their client – Rio Tinto at the Hail Creek mine.
WorkPac have been around a long time and have a big presence in Australia. With over 45 offices you have the flexibility to work anywhere in Australia, knowing you will be supported by a local branch of the business. Which gives you a great deal of peace of mind.
How to apply for the Dump Truck Operator job
Email a copy of your updated resume to Brisbanemining@corestaff.com.au
or if you’d prefer, go to the SEEK website to find out more about the Experienced Dump Truck Operators job at Hail Creek
Dump Truck Operator Salaries
How much can a dump truck production operator earn in the mines?
Depending on where you live, or which state the mine is located in, as you can see from the information below, the salaries are very different. In Queensland and New South Wales, mining wages are pretty much the same for Dump Truck Operators. Working at a Western Australian mine you can expect to earn about 20% more than if you worked in QLD or NSW.
Dump truck operator jobs are advertised on SEEK and other mining jobs boards regularly.
According to online jobs website Indeed (au.indeed.com), the average salary for a Dump Truck Production Operator in Australia is $41.98 per hour. Salary estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Dump Truck Drivers. The data was collected from past and present job ads on Indeed over the last 36 months.
Payscale.com Dump Truck Driver Pay Estimates
Looking at the salary of an entry-level Dump Truck Driver with less than 1 year experience, you can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$33.75 based on 24 salaries. You can see how this differs from the Indeed overview of $41.98.<.p>
A recently new Dump Truck Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total pay of AU$30.65 based on 73 salaries. A mid-experienced Dump Truck Driver with 5-9 years of proven operational work, can earn about AU$27.73 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Dump Truck Driver with 10-19+ years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.72 based on 14 salaries.
With so many different and conflicting reports, it's difficult to know what the pay is for a Dump Truck Operator.
Blackwater, Queensland Dump Truck Salaries +40%
According to Payscale.com, Dump Truck Operators in the Queensland Bowen Basin are of Blackwater, earn an average of 39.7% more than the national average. Dump Truck Operators also get higher than average wages in Western Australia (26.6% more) and Kalgoorlie (17.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (19.6% less), Brisbane, Queensland (16.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (14.3% less).
SEEK mining job salaries for dump truck production operators
What are dump truck operator employers looking for?
The following list is a collection of requirements you'll find in most advertised dump truckk operator jobs
- Experience operating CAT trucks
- A willingness to work rotating rosters
- Ability to contribute and work positively in a team environment
- Able to pass a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol test
- Competitive Hourly Rate plus super on all hours worked
- Current Drivers Licence
- Current Standard 11 or willing to obtain a Standard 11
- Have a strong commitment to safety and Zero Harm and ensure this is a
- priority and at the forefront of all your decision-making
- Have a strong work history
- High level of safety awareness
- Relevant current RII Competencies
- Relevant RII/ SSE sign offs/ Competencies
- Right to work in Australia - Birth Certificate or Australian Passport
- Sound Work History
- Be reliable and a team player
About the Bowen Basin
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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.