Mining FIFO Heavy Machinery Fixed Plant Operator Western Australia

Rio Tinto are currently seeking experience fixed plant operators for ongoing FIFO roles in Pilbara

WorkPac Group

Fixed Plant Operator Heavy Machinery – FIFO Mine Job

WorkPac is Australia’s leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors.

Mining FIFO Heavy Machinery Fixed Plant Operator Western Australia

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  • 8/6 Roster
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Day shift & night shifts
  • FIFO ex Perth – Some WA Regional Ports may be on offer pending availability


  • Inspections
  • General Clean up
  • Fault Finding and plant resets
  • Operation of stackers & declaimers
  • Operator of train loadout
  • Operator of mobile equipment and trucks


  • Must have at least 2-5 years recent experience in a fixed plant environment.
  • Wet plant experience this includes filter belt operation, thickener experience, waste fine cell management experience, exposure to cyclones or UCC’s & Warman pumps.
  • Train load out experience
  • Crusher experience

Mining FIFO Heavy Machinery Fixed Plant Operator Western Australia

Additional Tickets:

  • Bobcat
  • Loader
  • Excavator
  • Watercart / Tip truck
  • Confined Space / Working at Heights

Preferred but not essential:

  • Dogman / Rigger ticket

At WorkPac, they recognize they are strengthened by diversity. They are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. They are an Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Would you like to apply for this position?

If you feel you meet the above requirements, are keen to take on a new and exciting opportunity, and work for an employer that is committed to supporting your career then APPLY NOW.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic mining operation that recognizes achievement and offers genuine career opportunities. Don’t forget you will need the appropriate mine site qualifications such as Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*

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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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