Whitehaven Coal Mining Jobs

Whitehaven Coal Mining Jobs

Whitehaven Coal Mining JObs

Whitehaven is an emerging force in the Australian coal mining industry, with both above ground and underground coal mining jobs on offer.

Their coal mining operations are underpinned by their new Narrabri underground mine which is soon to commence longwall production, and their four existing open-cut mines ““ all situated in NSW`s Gunnedah Basin. These mines are expected to have a project life of between 25 and 30 years.

With a workforce that will surpass 1500 people in the next five years, they offer great opportunity for long term career employment in the mining industry.

They are seeking people who are smart, committed and motivated, who value a dynamic culture and quick decision making, people who value being part of a community and achieving goals.

If you would like to know more about the opportunities Whitehaven mining jobs offer, start here: www.whitehavencoal.com.au/mining-careers


HAYS: 57 NSW regional mining jobs

SEEK: 389 mining jobs NSW

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INDEED: 236 mining jobs regional NSW

Some good advice from a successful job-hunter in NSW coalfields:

“I was successful obtaining a job finally in the mines. I have been working long shifts in the Hunter Valley NSW (coal mining), driving 830E Komatsu. Thanks again for your advice. Perseverance and moving to Singleton ultimately played a part. Next week I have been there 6 months so I am over that minimum experience hurdle. Plenty of work in NSW mines for any of your readers.”ť

Matt Hall

iMINCO mining information


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.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

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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