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Shotfirers – Dawson Mine


The company exists to make a real difference for everyone whose lives they touch. They also mine the materials that make modern life possible, in ways that are safer, smarter and more responsible. Anglo American has operated in Australia since 2000 and there portfolio includes thermal and metallurgical coal across five mines, both open-cut and underground.

Shotfirers Dawson Coal Mine site Central QLD

The people are at the heart of their business. It is the people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build the mines and who mine, process and move and market the products to the customers around the world.

They strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

They would like to invite applications from experienced safety focused Shotfirers to join Dawson Mine site team.  The successful candidate must hold a current Queensland shotfiring license/ ticket and ideally have experience working as part of a blast crew on an open cut coal mine.

You will have a gained a strong understanding of drill and blast activities and operations on a coal mine site, aware of legislative requirements and have a track record of consistently and safely meeting production targets in line with mine plan.

Some activities will include but not limited to:

  • Loading and firing bulk explosives
  • Handling of explosive material
  • Completing inventory checks
  • Working with advanced blasting software

You will be employed directly under the Dawson Mines Collective Enterprise Agreement 2014 on a lifestyle 5/4/4/5 roster and we offer subsidised camp accommodation.

Ref No. 722768

If you have the ambition to work for a leader in the mining and resources area, a focus on safety and the drive to continuously improve and develop, then go to and apply online quoting the relevant reference number or apply via the apply button.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, does not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

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.

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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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