Excavator & Skid Steer Operators Bowen Basin Mine QLD - iMINCO

Seeking for Experienced Excavator & Skid Steer Operators Bowen Basin Mine Central QLD

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This is a Bowen Basin job located in the Mackay & Coalfields area. Do you live close to this location, or are you willing to FIFO from within Queensland?

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Excavator & Skid Steer Operators, $45-50ph, Bowen Basin Mine QLD

Excavator & Skid Steer Operators <strong>Bowen Basin</strong> Mine QLD-iMINCO.net Mining Information

Workfast is searching for Excavator and Skid Steer Operators in the central Queensland area to work on the Caval Ridge Mine Site in Bowen Basin QLD. This work involves general excavator, skid steer or plant operation in the areas of civil construction and mining.

This role is casual with full-time hours working on a 2 week on, 1 week off roster for DIDO or FIFO workers, or 5 days per week for local workers. Applicants should have at least 3 years experience on an excavator or skid steer and have the relevant RII tickets.


  • $45-50 Flat Rate
  • Paid overtime and double time
  • Travel and meal allowance
  • Plant operation
  • ASAP start
  • Local, DIDO and FIFO work available


  • RII Skid steer or Excavator qualification
  • Current QLD coal board medical
  • Current standard 11
  • Drivers license
  • White Card
  • BMA Core induction or BMA Caval Ridge induction beneficial
  • Civil or mine experience helpful
  • PPE
  • Own transport – able to get to site
  • Must be reliable and fit the team well.
  • Be able to get to site in Central QLD, either DIDO, FIFO or residential


  • Plant operation on the Caval Ridge mining site – earthworks
  • Operating excavators
  • Operating Skid Steers and Posi Track
  • General mining and operation work

Excavator & Skid Steer Operators <strong>Bowen Basin</strong> Mine QLD-iMINCO.net Mining Information

Workfast is a labour hire company working with some of Australia’s leading companies. They operate in all states of Australia and there employees work in all industries. When you join there team they make sure that you’re well looked after, paid well and that they follow all Australian Fairwork standards.

If you are interested in applying for the Caval Ridge FIFO, DIDO job please click the link to apply. For questions, contact Benji at 0407628538

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This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic mining operation that recognizes achievement and offers genuine career opportunities. Submit an application for this position, use the Apply button below. Don’t forget you will need the appropriate mine site qualifications such as Standard 11 Induction Training

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About the Bowen Basin mining region, Queensland.

The Queensland 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 a total area of over 60,000 square kilometres and is located in Central Queensland; running from Collinsville to Theodore. The entire region is home to 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

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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