Shotfirer and MPU Operators - Lake Vermont

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Permanent Full Time
Australia - Moranbah
Mining Operations
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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

Thiess Lake Vermont have a fantastic opportunity to join our Team.

As our next MPU Operator/Shotfirer reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor you will be highly motivated and work collaboratively towards delivering high-quality solutions and results.

We are seeking suitably experienced MPU Operators and Shotfirers to undertake Blast hole loading activities with open cut experience and operating experience in Mobile Processing Units.

The Lake Vermont Coal Mine is situated in Dysart in North Queensland.


About you

  • MPU operation or Shotfirer experience.
  • SSAN Ticket
  • Shotfirer's Ticket
  • MPU Operator Ticket
  • Standard 11 or be willing to obtain 
  • Experience working as part of a blast crew
  • Current HR driver's licence
  • Coal mining experience
  • Queensland support shot firing ticket
  • Mobile Mixing of Explosives RII
  • Store, Handle and Transport Explosives RII
  • Ability to operate a loader, bobcat, stemming truck and de-watering unit (desirable)


What Thiess can do for you

  • Permanent full-time positions 
  • Even time, lifestyle rosters 
  • Full camp facilities provided 
  • Production bonuses 
  • 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

At Thiess, we partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia and the Americas. For more than 85 years, we have operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses global insight to optimise solutions and create value for each project, positioning them for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance, backed by how we meet our commitments. Thiess is committed to being at the forefront of sustainable mining, leveraging the power of our people and technology to support clients in their journey to more sustainable enterprises.

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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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.

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