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Mining Excavator Operator
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 in ongoing opportunities.
About the role
This particular role will see you operating a variety of CAT equipment on a coal mine site in the Bowen Basin. You will be responsible for operating Liebherr 996, Hitachi 3600 or 5600 Excavators on a coal mine site in the Prestrip Department.
Suitable candidate for this vacancy, you will be required to have the following:
- Have experience on at least one of the machines listed above – multiple certifications / RII’s will be advantageous (although this is not essential).
- Coal Board Medical (or willing to obtain)
- Standard 11 Induction Training (or willing to obtain)
- Current Driver’s Licence
- Passport or Birth Certificate
What you’ll get in return
These vacancies offer ongoing work in the Bowen Basin area working a 7/7 Day & Night Roster with camp accommodation and meals supplied by the client. There is also an opportunity to receive a Temp Worker Recognition Bonus after 6 months of continuous work.
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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.
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.