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Downer Mining has recently been awarded a two year contract to maintain Haul Truck fleets at Peak Downs and Saraji in the Bowen Basin in Queensland. They are seeking highly experienced Diesel Fitters with proven experience maintain CAT trucks.
You will need to be a skilled, enthusiastic and safety-conscious individual who is searching for their next challenge. These roles offer a rotating day and night shift, 7/7 roster and camp style accommodation arrangements.
Extensive experience in maintaining Caterpillar dump trucks (specifically 789, 793, 797) in an open cut mining environment.
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You must also hold nationally recognised qualifications, including current Standard 11 Induction Training competencies and relevant licences Current BMA induction (or the ability to rapidly acquire the relevant statement of attainment).
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About the Bowen Basin
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
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.
Caterpillar Haul truck 789
The Caterpillar 789 dump truck is typically used in open pit mining. The 789 has a capacity of 177 tonnes, and its engine can produce 1770 horsepower.
There are hundreds of CAT 789 dump trucks on various mine sites in Australia; working hard in open-cut coal mines as well as hauling raw iron ore dirt across the open, dusty mine sites of Western Australia.
Read more about the CAT 789 mining dump truck on our website.