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Experienced Water Truck and Grader Operator
- 7/7 Roster, Immediate Start
- Accommodation & Meals Provided
- FIFO Brisbane or Cairns
About the Company
This organisation is an industry leader employing a wide range of trades and skilled individuals to join their team. A fantastic opportunity has opened for an experienced Water Cart and Grader Operator to join this client in the Bowen Basin.
This role will see you operating CAT 777 Watercarts as well as CAT 16M & 24M graders to assist with production of mine.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be a successful candidate, you must reside within 100km of the Brisbane or Cairns Airport. As well as a Coal Board Medical, you will possess a Standard 11 Induction Training and have previous or current experience on the water trucks and graders listed above.
What you’ll get in return
You will be granted with an ongoing position working a 7/7 Roster with all flights, meals and accommodations provided to you.
Give yourself every opportunity to get this job. If you are applying, don’t send in your normal resume and cover letter. Make sure your resume is edited to show requirements for this job, or your application could be automatically rejected.
Please note these are not trainee positions and candidates will only be contacted if they meet the above criteria.
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About the Bowen Basin
The Queensland 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.
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
Caterpillar Haul truck 777
The Caterpillar 777 is a 100-ton haul truck, typically used in open pit mining, manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. The first model of Caterpillar 777 was introduced in 1974. Its diesel engine is capable of putting out 870 horsepower. The 777D, introduced in 1996, was powered by a 938-horsepower diesel.
This truck is one of the entry-level haul trucks most new operators will learn on. Once competent, they will move up to the larger 785, especially when working on a coal mining site.