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- $45.80ph + Super paid on every hour
- Even time 7/7 roster
- Coppabella based Coal Mine
- Camp & meals provided in Nebo (permanent room) camp located only 1 hour drive from Mackay!
About the company:
Stellar Recruitment are excited to have partnered with our highly reputable mining client who have a focus on employing the best people to offer a variety of development opportunities to learn, grow and advance. With a commitment to high performance, culture and working with integrity, the employees are encouraged to stretch their capabilities and use their functional expertise to help contribute to great results.
About the role:
Here is your opportunity to become a key member of a results driven team who promote an inclusive and collaborative work environment with a positive culture. Our client recognize that work/life balance is an important aspect in today’s world and they support a working environment where employees have the flexibility to manage their work and personal demands. Evidently, this site have allocated the day shift swing to allow you to work six 12.5hr shifts and finish on a 9hr shift to allow you to drive straight home after work; relying you reside within the fatigue zone.
Our client is seeking experienced Haul Truck Operators who would like the opportunity to apply their expertise in production operations of an open cut coal mine.
Successfully and safely operate production equipment to meet assigned KPIs. Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation. Remain flexible and provide assistance and support to team members as required.
Proven minimum 12 months experience operating one or more of the below Haul trucks or equivalent;
- CATERPILLAR 785, 789, 793 & 797
- KOMATSU 830E, 930E
- LIEBHERR T282
- Supporting RIIs or Site Authorisations (SSC)
- Current open class drivers licence
- Standard 11 Induction Training Mine Safety Induction (Surface)
- Birth Certificate/Passport
Caterpillar Haul truck 785
The Caterpillar 785 Haul Truck, Dump Truck or off-road truck as they are called in the U.S. are still used across the world in open-cut mining operations. This huge truck has proven it’s worth for many years and has often been the entry-level truck for new operators.
Progressing when competent, operators move up to the larger CAT 793 and CAT 797 truck, giving them the confidence and ability to handle larger load capacities on a range of challenging mine sites.
One of the biggest advantages you can get if you are looking to learn how to drive these big machines is to get to know the finer details.
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.
Caterpillar Haul truck 789
The Caterpillar 789 dump truck is typically used in open pit mining. The 789 has a capacity of 177 tonnes, and its engine can produce 1770 horsepower.
There are hundreds of CAT 789 dump trucks on various mine sites in Australia; working hard in open-cut coal mines as well as hauling raw iron ore dirt across the open, dusty mine sites of Western Australia.
Read more about the CAT 789 mining dump truck on our website.
Komatsu 830E Haul Truck
The Komatsu 830E is an ultra class dump truck used in Australian open pit mining operations an is designed and built in Peoria, Illinois by Komatsu America Corporation (parent company is the Japanese held company Komatsu Ltd.
The Komatsu 830E is a beast, with 231,000 kilogram capacity (255 short tons). Although this is a big truck, the 830E's load capacity is about 66% the capacity of the Liebherr T 282C and Caterpillar 797B.This is an electric truck and is being featured in many new mining operations as well established mines in WA and QLD.
The electric drive system is very different fromt the transmission/differential drive of traditional trucks. The diesel engine is connected to a GE traction alternator with high voltage cables transfering electricity to the two wheel motors at the rear of the truck.
Read more about the KOMATSU 830E mining dump truck on the Komatsu 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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.