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Production Operators - Peak Downs

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Permanent Full Time
Australia - QLD Regional
Mining Operations, Trade - Other, Operator - All Round / Multi Skilled, Operator - Dump Truck, Operator - Production / Excavator
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With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today. 

Thiess has a proud history operating in the Bowen Basin for almost 70 years and we are here for the long term.  

Since 2017, our team has delivered mining excellence at Peak Downs with uncompromising safety and environmental standards. We’re looking forward to continuing our long-term relationship with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) at Peak Downs – Thiess and BMA are in negotiations to agree a new contract.


Thiess is seeking Truck, Multi-skilled and Excavator Operators to join its team at Peak Downs Mine near Moranbah, Queensland.  

We’re offering permanent positions with long-term security and benefits including a $10,000 sign-on bonus and genuine training and development opportunities to help you realise your full potential sooner.  

Enjoy more of the things you love with a lifestyle friendly 7-7 roster, on a 12.5hr day shift/night shift rotating roster. Busing from Mackay and Rockhampton, meals and camp accommodation are also provided. You will also have the option to salary sacrifice flights.  

To operate the mine’s CAT and Liebherr earth moving equipment, we’re seeking Operators with experience in the following: 

  • Trucks 
  • Water Cart 
  • Grader 
  • Dozer 
  • Excavator 

Reporting to the Mining Supervisor you will work collaboratively with your crew and the wider site team towards delivering safe, high-quality results. You will thrive on meeting all goals and challenges while acting with fairness and integrity in all that you do. 


To be considered for these opportunities you are required to have: 

  • Prior experience operating production mining equipment on a mine site 
  • An SSE signed transcript 
  • Current Drivers Licence 
  • Relevant coal mining certifications 
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture 
  • A commitment to our principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation & Delivery 


  • $10,000 Bonus to join our team! 
  • Thiess’ commitment to ongoing training & development 
  • Even time, lifestyle rosters 
  • Permanent full-time positions  
  • Salary sacrifice options – Flights & novated leasing   
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products. 
  • Referral bonus program – earn $5k for a successful referral  


We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in. 

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered.  

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