Drill Operator - Lake Vermont

Job ID
Job Type
Permanent Full Time
Austraila - Bowen, QLD, Australia - Dysart, QLD, Australia - Mackay, Australia - Moranbah, Australia - Moranbah, QLD, Australia - QLD Regional
Mining Operations
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Make your mark with Thiess  

Every day, all around the world, Thiess supports and celebrates our people. We recognise talent and reward transparency. We champion diversity and embrace change.  

Join us. Hone your skills and develop new ones. take on big challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment.  

Thiess is the place to make things happen.  

Thiess is offering permanent opportunities for a Drill Operator to join our Lake Vermont Mine based in Dysart. Immediate start! 

Since 2007, our team has delivered mining excellence at Lake Vermont with uncompromising safety and environmental standards. We’re looking forward to continuing our long-term relationship with Jellinbah Group during our 5-year contract effective January 2022.

Lake Vermont Mine is based 19kms north of Dysart in the Bowen Basin. 

 What’s in it for you?

  • Annual Salary $120,900 - $147,280 (excl. super) skill level dependant 
  • Individual Performance/Coal Target Bonus payable up to $4000 every six months (conditions apply)
  • Retention Bonus payable up to $10,000 per annum (conditions apply)
  • Permanent Thiess shirt from commencement
  • An easy 15-minute bus from camp to site! Cut down on your travel time 
  • Training and development opportunities to advance your career! 
  • A pleasing 7/7 roster 
  • 12.5hr days & nights 
  • BIBO option available from Mackay, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Bundaberg & Townsville
  • Salary sacrifice options – flights & novated leasing   
  • A range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products 

  About you 

  • A proactive attitude with the desire to work reliably as part of a world-class team to deliver excellence for our clients 
  • A genuine interest in building a career with Thiess 
  • Two years prior experience operating production drill equipment on an open cut coal mine site 
  • Verified machinery skills list (training transcripts), signed by SSE  
  • Current Standard 11  
  • Current drivers licence 
  • Relevant coal mining certifications 
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture 
  • Alignment to our principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation & Delivery 


About us 

Thiess works with clients in Australia, Asia and the Americas in the dynamic field of open-cut and underground mining. 

The pioneering spirit of our founders – the legendary Thiess brothers – is our legacy, and inspires our vision to harness the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change. 

At Thiess, you will have the opportunity to play a part in the global energy transition. We are growing our commodities portfolio to include metals and minerals critical to the energy transition, and developing services to enable sustainable mining. 

We’re creating a culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning – supporting our people to contribute to Thiess’ success and continued growth in sustainable mining. 

We’ll support you to hone your skills and develop new ones, take on challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment. We offer our people ongoing technical training and development opportunities so they can reach their full potential. We also invest in the workforce of the future, with a range of programs for people starting their careers. 

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 enable our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

Learn more http://thiess.com/makeyourmark 

Should you require assistance applying for this opportunity, please contact us at hiring@thiess.com

Thiess follows a Pre-Employment Process for all successful applicants, which includes two employment references, a National Police Check and a medical assessment. These checks are essential to your application, and your recruiter will support you through the process


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