Mining Workshop Leading Hand FIFO Cairns QLD - iMINCO Mining

Black Cat Civil are interested in seeking for experienced Workshop Leading Hands, currently based in Cairns QLD

Mining Workshop Leading Hand – FIFO

Black Cat Civil are a rapidily-growing civil contractor, delivering a diverse range of civil infrastructure across projects in QLD, NT and NSW. Black Cat prides itself on delivering value for money for its clients, and sharing its success with its people.

Mining Workshop Leading Hand FIFO Cairns QLD

Their head office is based at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.

The Opportunity

Due to the continued growth of Groote Eylandt operation, Black Cat Civil are interested in hearing from experienced Workshop Leading Hands, currently based in Cairns with extensive experience in heavy earth moving machinery, diagnostic skills and coordination of fitters work activities.

The role will work closely with Groote Eylandt management team, Fitters and Fleet Manager to deliver minimal downtime and interruption to the operation via effective scheduled servicing and breakdown repairs.

The role is based at Groote Eylandt, with the successful applicant mobilizing to site Monday morning and departing back to Cairns Thursday evening.

Key responsibilities include:

This newly formed position will be directly responsible for:

  • Maintaining maximum availability of plant.
  • Coordinating fitters daily activities
  • Liaising with the operations team to schedule required maintenance.
  • Procurement of parts and related items
  • Implement and maintain systems and procedures relating to the maintenance operations.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Intimate knowledge of civil earth moving equipment.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Extensive experience in similar positions.
  • Solutions focused approach
  • Dynamic communicator with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Positive and proactive attitude.


Black Cat Civil is a tight knit team, led by our 2 owners Jai and Brendan. There business rewards performance and loyalty with opportunities to grow your career with the business.

If the above role appeals to you APPLY today!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to advance your career with a leading mining contractor. To apply for this role please follow the link below.

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*

Apply for Experienced Mining Workshop Leading Hand FIFO Cairns QLD 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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