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JOB HIGHLIGHTS - Development and Civil Project Works!

  • FIFO from Brisbane or Cairns with Travel Time Paid (based on port), you choose!

  • Excellent Pay Rates - $55-$65 per hour. Experience dependent

  • 7/7 Roster DS/NS. However 14/7 will also be considered

In partnership with Rio Tinto, WorkPac has an exciting opportunity for experienced Mining and Civil Operators to join a fantastic project. So, if you are a Dozer, Loader, Dump Truck or Grader Operator located within South East Queensland or Cairns region, take advantage of fully funded FIFO out of Cairns or Brisbane to join a highly dedicated project crew who will be carrying out development and civil/mining works. Project duration is ongoing to the Wet Season, however opportunities to get your foot in the door for a more ongoing scope will be considered.

ABOUT The Client/Region

Weipa operations in far north Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. Located on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, each year the operation produces more than 35 million tonnes of bauxite.


This project scope will encompass developmental works, environmental relevant civil and bulk works. As a team member you will be working a 7/7 rotating roster, however those who express interest can potentially undertake a 14/7 arrangement (site approval). These roles are ongoing until December (wet Season) and are available for residential and FIFO candidates. Camp and meals with leading facilities provided.

An example of some of the scope -

  • Safely operating mobile plant equipment including dozers (Cat D11R, T bulldozer), front end loader (993K) and 785 rear dump trucks (100Tclass) (16M) graders;

  • Participating in toolboxes, team and safety meetings;

  • Conducting routine inspections and tasks to ensure equipment is in operational condition;

  • Working effectively with multiple teams to ensure production targets are met;


To be successful in this role you will -

  • Ability to operate either as a Single Skilled or Multi Skilled Operator - CAT 785 Rear Dump, Grader (CAT16M), CAT D11R/T Dozers and Front-End Loaders (993K)

  • If you have strong skills in smaller but relevant Equipment, please apply to be considered

  • Relevant RII or Skills List for the above machines

  • Current C Class Manual Drivers Licence & Right to Work in Australia

  • The ability to pass a Drug and Alcohol test prior to commencement


  • Open to Residential Candidates as well as FIFO (ex Brisbane & Cairns), excellent rates!

  • Immediate start with WorkPac, commencing with an industry leading company

  • Great culture and safety standards

  • Access to a local Weipa based Team with onsite support from our Site Manager,we are with you every step of the way!

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. WorkPac is a company that values Inclusion and Diversity as well as career progression.


Krys McKinley - 07 4800 3700

QLD Mining

Job Reference Number: 7396J202235076

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: Operator
Contract type: Casual
Location: Northern QLD - Greater Cairns & Far North, Northern QLD
Industry: Mining - Production Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2022-10-09
Reference: 7396J202235076