Mining Excavator Operator – FIFO from Townsville
This particular role will see you operating a variety of CAT equipment on a coal mine site in the Bowen Basin – you will fly in and fly out from Townsville to Moranbah on an ongoing contract and a 7/7 Roster (Wednesday-Wednesday for Day Shift & Thursday-Thursday for Night Shift).
You will be responsible for operating Liebherr 996, Hitachi 3600 or 5600 Excavators on a coal mine site in the Prestrip Department.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will be required to have extensive experience on AT LEAST one of the excavators listed above – multiple certifications / RII's [...Learn about RII's]’s will be advantageous. You also must have a Coal Board Medical [...*Coal Board Medical*] (issued within the last 5 years), current machinery RII's [...Learn about RII's]’s and a Standard 11 [*Standard 11 Training*] or willing to obtain one if successful.
What you’ll get in return
You will be granted with an immediate start and an ongoing contract in the Bowen Basin – FIFO from Townsville.
Your Meals and Accommodation are provided at no extra cost and you will be working on a 7/7 Roster. There will also be no induction costs to you.
There is also an opportunity to receive a Temp Worker Recognition Bonus after 6 months of continuous work.
PLEASE NOTE: Flights are organized by the client and self funded with subsidy (You will make a $130.00 contribution to the return flight each fortnight – deducted from wages).
What you need to do now
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About the Bowen Basin
The Bowen Basin is Queensland's coal mine region and contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. It was named after the first Govenor of Queensland, Sir George Bowen.
This major coal producing region is home to one of the world's largest deposits of bituminous coal. The Bowen Basin, which contains virtually all ofthe state's hard coking coal, is the most important source of export coal in Queensland. This is why it's such a mining jobs hotspot.
High quality coal is mined here, both above and below ground, creating many opportunities for workers who seek long-term employment.
Most of the basin's open cut and underground coal mines are located in the north. The basin has around 50 operational coal mines. The Goonyella railway line is the main route for coal exports via Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point. Coal is also sent by way of the Port of Gladstone.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore. There is an estimated population of over 40,000 people in the area. Click here for a map of the Bowen Basin and its communities.
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