Mine Worker Advanced Excavator Operators Mackay & Coalfields

Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine sites in the Bowen Basin near Nebo

Mine Worker Advanced (Excavator)

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Mackay & Coalfields, Queensland location.

This is a Bowen Basin job located in the Mackay & Coalfields area. Do you live close to this location, or are you willing to FIFO from within Queensland?

Only applicants with real skills should apply. When sending in your application for the job, be sure to highlight the skills you have which are relevant.

Safety is a high priority in this industry. This job requires you to have a heightened sense of awareness and also appreciate the importance of safety in the workplace.

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Mine Worker Advanced (Excavator)

Experienced Excavator Operators for an Open Cut Coal Mine sites in the Bowen Basin near Nebo. The  client is a Tier 1 Mining house who requires skilled, experienced and safety minded individual’s for ongoing opportunities.

One Key Resources is a specialist provider of managed workforce services and labour hire to the mining, oil & gas and infrastructure industries.

As an experienced operator you will have the following experience:

  • Documented prior experience working on Liebherr 996 or similar
  • Rii Competency in CAT 785 or above
  • Strict adherence to all safety requirements

The successful applicant will also have:

  • Current BMA Induction (or willingness to undertake)
  • Current Coal Board Medical (or willingness to undertake)
  • Rii Competencies/SSE Signed Competencies

What to offer?

  • 7/7 Roster
  • Camp Accommodation and Meals provided
  • Buses are supplied from Mackay.
  • On-going work – 6 Months+
  • Competitive Hourly Rate – $50 – $54/hr. + Super

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Give yourself every opportunity to get this job. If you are applying, don’t send in your normal resume and cover letter. Make sure your resume is edited to show requirements for this job, or your application could be automatically rejected.

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About the Bowen Basin

The Queensland 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.

Here's a list of mining companies with operations in the Bowen Basin.

  • Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd
  • New Hope Corporation Limited
  • QCoal Pty Ltd
  • Hail Creek Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Mt Rawdon Operations Pty Ltd
  • Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited
  • Fitzroy Queensland Resources Limited
  • Conquest Mining Limited
  • Ravenswood Gold Pty Ltd
  • BHP Coal Pty Ltd/li>
  • Baralaba Coal Company Pty Ltd
  • Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
  • Santos Limited (JV with Santos Limited, Petronas Total and Kogas)
  • TEC Coal Pty Ltd
  • TerraCom Australia
  • Coronado Curragh Pty Ltd
  • Yarrabee Coal Company Pty Ltd

For a more detailed view of the above list, here's the link to Queensland State Development mines list

Caterpillar Haul truck 785 off road dump truck image

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.

Learn more about the Caterpillar 785D mining haul truck here.

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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