Mining Electricians Coal handling Processing plant Blackwater

Mining Electricians Coal handling Processing plant Blackwater

GO2 People

Experience Mining Electricians (Shutdown work QLD)

Mining Electricians Coal handling Processing plant Blackwater

The Blackwater coal mine is located in the Central Queensland south of the town of Blackwater, Queensland . The mine has coal reserves amounting to 877 million tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Australia and the world. It is owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance and has an annual production capacity of 13 million tonnes.

NOTE: BMA has six fully operational mines in the Bowen Basin in Queensland (Broadmeadow, Goonyella Riverside, Peak Downs, Saraji, Crinum and Blackwater), this is the best opportunity to find new jobs at these mines.


The GO2 People have been involved in some of Australia’s largest mining, resources sectors and construction projects including this one at Blackwater which is owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance.

The team just wants to secure the best talent out there in the market – are you one of them?

GO2 are seeking experienced Electricians with mining experience for an immediate start in Blackwater, Queensland.

The role will be DIDO for a 2 week shutdown with camp accommodation and meals provided.

The job will involve the following:

  • Working in the coal handling processing plant
  • Shutdown maintenance of conveyors and other equipment
  • Cable tray and cable install

Successful applicants will have previous experience in a similar environment, with a strong work ethic and commitment to safety.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Current QLD Electrical License
  • Current CPR/LVR
  • Existing Coal Board Medical
  • Current Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*
  • Commitment to working in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol screening
  • Other qualifications are highly regarded but not essential – Working at Heights, EWP, Dogman, Forklift

About Blackwater

The Blackwater and South Blackwater open-cut mines are owned by the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) whose beneficial owners are BHP Billiton Ltd and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

Read about the BMA mining operations here

The coal mines are located 24 km south of Blackwater and are operated by BMA. Medium volatile hard coking coal, medium volatile weak coking coal and medium volatile thermal coal mined here is exported to Japan, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Thermal coal is also sold to the Australian market. Saleable coal production for the combined operation is approximately 14 Mtpa. Measured and Indicated coal resources are 877 million tonnes for Blackwater and Blackwater South.

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia’s and the world’s largest supplier of seaborne metallurgical coal.

BMA has six fully operational mines in the Bowen Basin in Queensland (Broadmeadow, Goonyella Riverside, Peak Downs, Saraji, Crinum and Blackwater). BMA is executing three growth projects in Queensland, including the new Caval Ridge and Daunia mines and the third expansion of the Hay Point Coal Terminal.


To be considered for this great opportunity, get your resume ready and click APPLY now or call The GO2 People on 07 3841 7152.

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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.

Standard 11 Mining Induction

The Standard 11 is a course that provides skill and knowledge required for working in surface coal mines under the QLD Mining Inspectorate Recognised Standard 11.

If your job means you must access a Queensland coal mine site - you'll need a Standard 11.

The Standard 11 covers essential safety training designed to keep you and other workers safe from injury and harm when working on site.

There are 6 units of competency in the Standard 11. This course can not be completed online. Find out more about how you can complete the Standard 11 Mining Induction at a location close to you.

You can book your course online and we will find a training provider close to your location - we do all the work for you.

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