Electrical CHPP Operator / Maintainer

Job Description


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.



As our next  Electrical CHPP Operator / Maintainer reporting to the CHPP Supervisor, this role will see you operating all areas of the Coal Handling Preparation Plant in line with the production schedules. 

The Lake Vermont Coal Project is situated in Dysart, North Queensland.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Operate and maintain the CHPP according to the daily operational plan and maintenance strategies.
  • Operate mobile and ancillary equipment in the CHPP as directed; manage the coal stockpiles and perform train load out operations.
  • Perform first response breakdown as required.
  • Ensure cleanliness in all areas of the CHPP.
  • Comply with site procedures, instructions to ensure safe and consistent delivery of the CHPP production targets.

Roster & Conditions

  • 7 on 7 off rotating shift roster
  • 12.25-hour day & night shift
  • Permanent position
  • Camp accommodation provided
  • Bus will be provided Mackay and Rockhampton to camp
  • Salary sacrifice flights available



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

  • Current QLD Electrical Licence and Low Voltage Rescue
  • Previous or current experience working within the CHPP mining environment.
  • Site Authorisations or Nationally Recognised Competencies for mobile and fixed plant equipment such as CAT 992 Loader and/or CAT D10/D11 Dozer advantageous
  • High Voltage Switching and Hazardous Area competencies preferred
  • High commitment to a positive safety culture.
  • Current Standard 11 Statement of Attainment.



  • Permanent full-time positions
  • Even time roster
  • Full camp facilities provided
  • Living out of camp allowance, if applicable
  • Production bonuses
  • Thiess’ commitment to training & developing
  • 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



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. 

Visit our website to learn more – http://www.thiess.com


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