Truck, Multi-skilled and Excavator Operators - QCoal

Job Description

Make your mark with Thiess 

Everyday, 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.  

About the role 

Located in Queensland’s resource-rich Bowen Basin, the QCoal Northern Hub produces hard coking and thermal coal. Thiess has a long record of service at QCoal Northern Hub, having operated at the project since 2007!

Thiess is offering permanent fulltime opportunities for experienced Mining Operators to join our team; situated about 100km South-west of Bowen in the friendly lifestyle location of the beautiful Whitsunday Coast of Queensland and only a few minutes from the township of Collinsville

About you

To be considered for these opportunities you are required to have:

  • 1 years’ experience operating at least one production mining equipment on a mine site
    • Rear Dump Truck, Dozer, Grader or Excavator 
  • An SSE signed skills list
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Standard 11 – coal mining induction
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture

What Thiess can do for you

  • Attractive and competitive remuneration 
  • Retention and market payments available 
  • Attendance bonus - $250 paid fortnightly
  • Permanent shirt from commencement – no labour hire
  • Camp accommodation close to mine site - 10 minutes down the road
  • Even time 7/7 Roster
  • 12hr days & nights
  • BIBO from Townsville
  • Our commitment to upskilling & development
  • Salary sacrifice options – flights & novated leasing  
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products

Truck Operators – opportunity to earn $121,426 + super ($110,926 base + 1 x $5,000 retention bonus + up to $5,500 attendance bonus + super)

Multi-Skilled Operators - opportunity to earn $129,925 + super ($116,925 base + $2,500 market payment + 1 x $5,000 retention bonus + up to $5,500 attendance bonus)

Excavator Operators - opportunity to earn $149,589 + super ($122,910 base + $16,179 market payment + 1 x $5,000 retention bonus + up to $5,500 attendance bonus)

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 

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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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