Haul Truck Operator – Lake Vermont
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The Lake Vermont Coal Project is situated in Dysart, North Queensland.
About the role
As their next Haul Truck Operator reporting to the Mining Supervisor you will work collaboratively towards delivering high-quality solutions and results.
This role is a permanent position that will see you working 12.5 hour day shifts and 10.5 hour night shifts on a 7/7 Roster (Wednesday – Tuesday); full camp facilities are available and bus transportation is provided from Mackay or Rockhampton to the Dysart Camp.
In this role, your responsibilities will include operation of heavy mobile plant equipment and complying with site policies and procedures to ensure effective use of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Successful candidates should ideally have proven skills and experience working as a production operator on either Liebherr T282 Electric Dump Trucks or CAT 789 and 793 Mechanical Dump Trucks in an operational coal mine. Additional skills and experience on Dozer, Grader or Loader operations will make your resume highly desirable.
Role Requirements as a Haul Truck Operator at Lake Vermont:
- A commitment to a positive safety culture;
- Current Driver’s License.
- Relevant coal mining certifications (e.g. Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*);
- A current Section 4 / Coal Board Medical would be desirable; and
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Through this vision, we will build a community where respect, value and thoughtfulness toward each person will underpin their ability to bring their full self to work because here they will be empowered, safe and included.
How to apply
This role is an opportunity to make the next step in your career. With there culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment there is no better time to join Thiess.Apply for Experienced Haul Truck Operator Lake Vermont Coal Mining Mackay QLD
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
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.