Australia`s leading contract coal miner Thiess has been awarded a $2.3 billion contract to extend mining operations at Jellinbah Group`s Lake Vermont coal mine in Queensland`s resource-rich Bowen Basin.
The new six year agreement will significantly expand current coal mining operations and ramp up production from four million tonnes to eight million tonnes of coal per annum. The new contract continues Thiess’ responsibility for mine operations and maintenance in the Bowen Basin.
Thiess believes it’s their people who have made them one of the largest construction, mining and services contractors across Australia and international markets. They are committed to developing a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which they operate. A mining career with Thiess means access to a diverse range of mining projects, excellent career opportunities and the support you need to reach your full potential when working in the mining industry.
People seeking a job with Thiess can start looking here: www.thiess.com.au/mining careers and mine jobs
Student Opportunities: Many students are looking to complement theory-based studies with practical on the job experience.
Whether it`s about getting mining project experience or picking up a thesis topic, students with a focus on a career in mining will benefit from exposure to real-world challenges and finding innovative solutions in the mining and resource sector.
It`s also worth noting that each year a number of students who have successfully completed vacation work placements with Thiess have also been offered places in their annual graduate program. So, if you`re interested in a mining career with Thiess, vacation work is often a really great way to get started:
More Thiess Job Search Sites:
INDEED: A good list of Thiess mine jobs
More information on Thiess mining jobs:
Prominent Hill (SA): Thiess South Australian Mining Jobs
Caval Ridge, (Qld): Thiess Queensland Mining Jobs
Burton Coal Mine (Qld): Coal Mining Jobs with Thiess
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.