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Excavator Operator - Caval Ridge

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia's largest metallurgical coal miner and exporter. BMA continues to build upon its strong position within the sector by increasing production at existing operations and identifying strong growth opportunities.

The Caval Ridge Mine Project has been identified as a quality hard coking coal resource to support BMA's growth options.  Located southeast of Moranbah, Caval Ridge Mine is a 9Mt ROM open cut dragline and shovel operation. The new Caval Ridge Coal Handling and Process Plant (CHPP) will have the capacity to produce in excess of 5.5Mt per year.  First Coal is expected in 2014.  The project is currently in execution phase with construction having commenced in late 2011. 

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Excavator Operator for our Coal Mining Department. This is a rare opportunity to join an industry leader in the first year of a new operation, and with a FIFO working arrangement from either Brisbane or Cairns, you will enjoy a highly desirable work-life balance.

Essential requirements of the role include:

  • Extensive experience operating CAT 6040 Excavators
  • The strong commitment to maintain high standards of safety, equipment serviceability, housekeeping and compliance within mine working procedures.
  • The ability to foster a team atmosphere within the work group.
  • The adaptability to operate to changing work conditions and required mining techniques.
  • The ability to actively employ the BMA Charter Values.
  • The willingness and availability to work a 7 On/Off, Day/Night Roster – Fly In / Fly Out (FIFO) from either Brisbane or Cairns.
  • Demonstrated operating experience of electric rope shovels, dozers and graders is desirable, but not essential.

Caval Ridge offers the unique benefits of a Brisbane/Cairns based lifestyle, whilst working in the Bowen Basin on an attractive lifestyle, FIFO roster. Accommodation and meals are provided at a modern accommodation village located close to the Caval Ridge Mine.

Successful candidates will experience excellent working conditions with a focus on safety and quality, and will be provided with industry-leading on-going training.

Applications for this position can be made online at  

Application Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 January 2014   Reference Number: 764545

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility and is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from a wide sector of the community, including women and indigenous cultures are encouraged to apply.

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