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Leading Hand Mining

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Permanent Full Time
Australia - Pilbara, WA
Supervisory / Management, Mining Operations, Operator - All Round / Multi Skilled, 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.

About the role

As our next Production Leading Hand to proudly represent our Mining Team, you will live for challenges and thrive on the variety of work available. Like all of us at Thiess, you’re a passionate and energetic person, that appreciates responsibility, recognition and reward. 

In this unique position, you’ll have the chance to take on a range of mining operation activities and supervision at the project. If successful, you will be given the chance to showcase your skills in a company that values them, and actively looks to develop its people to be even more successful in their careers. 

In this role, you will:

  • Leadership of skilled and unskilled production mining team following managers and supervisors directives 
  • Ensure crew members are operating machinery in a safe and efficient manner to achieve set targets in line with mine plan
  • Seek opportunities to improve overall project performance
  • Instruct/inform crew about tasks to be completed
  • Provide development and performance feedback to your crew
  • Step up into Supervisor position as required
  • Coordinate and communicate to the crew, plans and priorities for the day
  • Resolve on the job work issues and refer any unsolved issues and problems to the Supervisor
  • Maintain daily production records for team

About you

  • At least 12 months mining experience as a production leading hand 
  • At least 4 years mining experience as mining production excavator operator 
  • Experience in loading dump trucks in a mining production environment essential 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of ore mark ups and pit configuration 
  • Skills to mine out benches and cutting batters, leaving minimal amount of material for final trim to design of batter angle 
  • HR drivers licence (desirable)  
  • Proven compliance and commitment to health and safety at all times 

What Thiess can do for you

  • Permanent full-time positions 
  • Full camp facilities provided 
  • Thiess’ commitment to training & development
  • 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 

About us

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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How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

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