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Mining Operator - Entry Level

Mining Operator - Entry Level

  • No mining experience required - your golden ticket into mining!

  • Work a Monday - Friday roster, 10.5 hour shifts

  • Exceptional earning potential with additional hourly bonus' and penalty rates

About our Client

Whitehaven Coal is Australia's largest independent coal producer and the leading coal producer in Northwest New South Wales

About the role:

Are you a motivated individual seeking to build your career in Mining? WorkPac are currently recruiting new to industry operators at an open cut coal mine site near Boggabri. Previous exposure to machinery operating is required or experience working in a highly regulated industry.

What you will need:

  • Full C Class Licence and can confidently drive manual

  • Residential address located within 1hrs drive to the mine site

  • Previous experience operating machinery such as Tractors, farming equipment, mobile plant, forklifts, heavy vehicles, cranes OR experience working in a highly regulated industry's such as Underground Mining, High Voltage Electrical etc

  • Ability to undertake an Order 43 Medical and Drug and Alcohol screening.

  • National Police Check (or willing to obtain)

  • CMI check (or willing to obtain)

What you will be doing:

  • Learn how to safely operate Dump Trucks in a coal mining environment

  • Working both Day and Night shifts on a Monday - Friday roster

  • Meeting KPIs within the coal production environment


  • Hourly rate of $33.39 per hour base rate + penalties

  • Additional night shift allowance of $5 per hour

  • Retention bonus available paid at 6, 9 and 12 months ($12K per year)

  • Additional hourly allowances to bump up your pay after your first 3 months:

  • Allowance 1: $4 per hour paid weekly

  • Allowance 2: $3 per hour paid quarterly

  • 10.5 hour shifts?

  • 7/4, 5/5 roster enjoy a great work life balance

  • Superannuation paid on all rostered hours

About WorkPac:

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

Click on the Apply Button or for more information please contact:

Recruiter Name: Emily Weston

Position: Recruitment Coordinator

Office location: Gunnedah

Phone: 02 6741 8789

Reference: 7220J20225094

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Mining Operator - Entry Level
Contract type: Casual
Location: Regional NSW - Tamworth & North West NSW, Regional New South Wales
Industry: Mining - Production Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2023-06-26
Reference: 7220J20225094