Prestrip Mining Overburden Operator – Dysart QLD
The client is Australia’s largest coal producer and exporter with several coal mine sites located across the Bowen Basin in Queensland. This particular company currently has several opportunities available, offering immediate starts to skilled and experienced personnel with a high safety performance.
Your new role
Starting immediately on a coal mine site located near Dysart, this role will see you performing extensive production operations on the following equipment:
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- CAT 16 / 24 Grader
- CAT D10 / D11 Dozer
- Minimum requirement: CAT 789 Dump Truck (and above – 793, 797)
Please Note – this role does not require you to have experience on all of the equipment listed above, although multiple certifications will be highly advantageous.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be considered for this position, you must have a strong safety focus, be a team player and have previous or current experience operating any of the Caterpillar equipment listed above.
As well as holding current RII competencies, you also must have a current Coal Board Medical and Standard 11 Induction Training; or willing to obtain.
What you’ll get in return
Working a 7/7 Day and Night rotating Roster (Thursday to Thursday), 12.5 hour shifts, your role will be coupled with camp accommodation and meals throughout the duration of the contract.
Additionally, for all of the hours you work on site, you will be paid superannuation. There is also an opportunity to receive a Temp Worker Recognition Bonus after 6 months of continuous work.
How to apply
In the Mackay & Coalfields region, there are several opportunities available. If you are interested in this role and believe your skills meet the above criteria, please apply to Renee Brease at your earliest convenience.Apply for Prestrip Mining Operator Coal Mine site Dysart QLD
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.
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.