Experienced Raise Drill Operator FIFO Role Cobar region - iMINCO

Seeking an Experienced Raise Drill Operator for an ongoing FIFO role within the Cobar Region

Driller Operator – FIFO

This organization is an industry leader within the raise drilling solutions working throughout Australia and Overseas. This client is starting a new contract within the region and will have an ongoing contract.


Your new role is a raise bore driller operators that is required for an ongoing role within the Cobar region. It is important for previous experience within a similar role within an underground mine site. This role is a Fly In and Fly Out role from either Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane for the ongoing contract.

What you’ll need to succeed

You must be an experienced raise drill operator that also holds a certification to operate with the minimum certification required being RII's [...Learn about RII's]NHB312D Conduct Raise boring. The candidate MUST also have the following current certifications:

  • Provide First Aid
  • Perform Basic Dogging
  • Perform Basic Rigging
  • Work Safely at Heights

What you’ll get in return

You will be working for a leading organization on an ongoing work while earning a competitive hourly rate. It will also allow you to learn and expand your skills, knowledge and expertise within your trade.

What you need to do now

  • Current Resume clearly listing your machinery experience
  • Driver’s License – front and back
  • All relevant trade certificates – front and back
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Mine Site Medical within 6 Months (or willing to obtain)

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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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