Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center Weipa

Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center, Weipa


Mine Control Officer – Bauxite Operations Center

Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center Weipa

  • Work collaboratively with operational teams to achieve their strategic goals
  • Take control in a fast paced and hands on role
  • Family friendly 4 on 4 off roster in a coastal location – Weipa

Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center Weipa

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources. They have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. They are committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment.

They are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, there people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when they are accepted and valued for differences, not judged by them. They all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career

The Opportunity

The Bauxite Operations Center team is a newly created team within Integrated Operations and is responsible for driving the optimization of the overall ‘mine-to-market’ value stream using state-of-the-art monitoring processes and data-driven decision making.

Looking for Mine Control Officers to take accountability in supporting the operational teams, helping them to safely achieve mining targets by assigning and distributing mining equipment efficiently and effectively.

Rio Tinto Weipa is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years. Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events. With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring

Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center Weipa

Mine Control Officer Bauxite Mining Operations Center Weipa

This role is a and can work calmly and independently under pressure Working a 12hr Day/Day 4 on 4 off Hot Seat roster and reporting to the Crew Leader – Bauxite Operations Center, you will be:

  • Assigning and prioritizing mining equipment while considering changing priorities and conditions, mine haul lengths and equipment availability
  • Applying discretionary intervention to maximize production through pro-active identification of opportunities to reduce operational delays
  • Working closely with operational leaders to allow optimization of the production process
  • Ensuring integrity and accuracy of all captured data within the fleet management system
  • Ensuring the consistent application of Mine Monitoring & Control practices as defined in the RTAW MMC guidelines
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting any problems with the fleet management system on a shift to shift basis

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Manual ‘C’ Class driving license
  • Experience with a mining dispatch or fleet management system, such as Wenco
  • Experience with machine guidance systems
  • A high level of computer literacy and verbal communication is required

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Intermediate level knowledge Excel
  • Experience with Modular and Mine Star Fleet management system
  • Basic understanding of SQL

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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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