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Permanent Full-time
Aus - QLD Bowen Basin
Operator - Production / Excavator
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Our people are central to our success.

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 of industry leaders – because with us, your skills, knowledge and experience will make a difference to the benefit of our clients, communities and project partners.

About us

With a history since 1934, Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. We offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities in leading commodities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. Every day, we optimise the mining lifecycle to create lasting value.

About the role

The Dawson Coal Mine is in the lower Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, about 140 kilometres southwest of Gladstone just outside Moura.

We currently have several positions available for experienced and competent Excavator Mining Operators looking for permanent employment opportunities. If you are driven, passionate and have a drive for safety, you are exactly what we are looking for.

In this role, your responsibilities will include operation of heavy mobile plant equipment and complying with site policies and procedures to ensure effective use of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

You must be a self-starter, be able to demonstrate good time management skills and be willing to take ownership/ responsibility of your work areas, the allocated task and jobs assigned to you.

This role is:

  • Permanent position
  • Working 12 hour day and night shifts
  • 7/7 - Roster (Tuesday to Wednesday)
  • Full camp facilities are available
  • Bus transportation is provided to and from camp and site

About you

Successful candidates should ideally have demonstrated and credible experience operating Hitachi EX-5500, EX-996, EX-5600 & EX-3600 Excavators. Additional skills and experience will make your resume very desirable.

Role Requirements as an Excavator Operator at Dawson South:

  • A commitment to a positive safety culture;
  • Current Driver's Licence.
  • Relevant coal mining certifications (e.g. Standard 11);
  • A current Section 4 / Coal Board Medical would be desirable.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision: everyone matters always.

Through this vision, we will build a community where respect, value and thoughtfulness toward each person will underpin their ability to bring their full self to work because here they will be empowered, safe and included.

How to apply

This role is an opportunity to make 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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