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Excavator Operator

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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.

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

About the role

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.

Roster & Conditions

  • Permanent position
  • Working 12 hour day and night shifts with option of 12.5hrs
  • Roster is 7 days on, 7 days off rotating shifts
  • Full camp facilities are available
  • Bus transportation is provided to and from camp and site
  • There is also regular opportunities to work overtime shifts
  • No FIFO provided for this position

About you

We are ideally seeking candidates who have demonstrated and credible experience operating Hitachi EX-5500, EX-996, EX-5600 & EX-3600 Excavators. Additional skills and experience Operating within the mining industry will make your resume very desirable.

To be considered for this role you are required to have:

  • A commitment to a positive safety culture
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Relevant coal mining certifications (e.g. Standard 11)
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture
  • Be committed to our principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation & Delivery

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.

To apply for this role please follow the below link.


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