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This is a Bowen Basin job located in the Mackay & Coalfields area. Do you live close to this location, or are you willing to FIFO from within Queensland?
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Dragline Operator Bowen Basin
The client is Australia’s largest coal producer and exporter with several mine sites located across the Bowen Basin in Queensland. This company is currently seeking safe, experienced and skilled candidates to join their production team.
About the role
This role consists of several opportunities which will see you predominately operated BE1370, Marion 8050/8200 (or equivalent size) Draglines in the Bowen Basin. You may also be required to assist the production team by operating D10 and D11 Dozers.
To be a suitable candidate for this vacancy, you must have:
- Coal Board Medical (or willing to obtain)
- Standard 11 Induction Training (or willing to obtain)
- Current Driver’s Licence
- Proven experience and RII’s on Draglines and Dozers
- Must reside in Queensland
What you’ll get in return
You will be granted with an immediate start where you will have the opportunity to work in the production environment. There are multiple commute options available with all meals, accommodation and site inductions costs supplied by the client. You will work a 7/7 Day and Night Roster in the Bowen Basin.
There is also an opportunity to receive a Temp Worker Recognition Bonus after 6 months of continuous work.
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, meet the above criteria and have proven skills & experience in a similar role, please apply to Laura Ryan via the apply button
Click Apply for Skilled Dragline Operator Bowen Basin Queensland
Alternatively, for more information on this role, you can contact Laura in the Mackay office on 07 4960 1100.
About the Bowen Basin mining region, Queensland.
The Queensland 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 a total area of over 60,000 square kilometres and is located in Central Queensland; running from Collinsville to Theodore. The entire region is home to many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Here's a list of mining companies with operations in the Bowen Basin.
- Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd
- New Hope Corporation Limited
- QCoal Pty Ltd
- Hail Creek Holdings Pty Ltd
- Mt Rawdon Operations Pty Ltd
- Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited
- Fitzroy Queensland Resources Limited
- Conquest Mining Limited
- Ravenswood Gold Pty Ltd
- BHP Coal Pty Ltd/li>
- Baralaba Coal Company Pty Ltd
- Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
- Santos Limited (JV with Santos Limited, Petronas Total and Kogas)
- TEC Coal Pty Ltd
- TerraCom Australia
- Coronado Curragh Pty Ltd
- Yarrabee Coal Company Pty Ltd
For a more detailed view of the above list, here's the link to Queensland State Development mines list
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.