Nipper/Truck Operators
OceanaGold
Waihi, New Zealand
4d ago

The role

To safely and efficiently carry out truck operations including transporting material from underground stockpiles to the mine portal.

surface waste dumps and to backfill stopes as directed by the Shift Supervisor. Carrying our general nipper duties within the underground operation.

This position works a 7am / pm - 7pm / am, seven days on seven days off, rotating between days and nights.

Key tasks and responsibilities :

  • Deliver personnel and equipment to job sites and returns surplus supplies to stores
  • Offsides and assists Jumbo Operators to achieve targets
  • Underground housekeeping
  • Perform pre-start and shut down checks on all equipment to ensure units are kept clean and in a serviceable condition
  • Removal of waste material from underground workings to waste dumps
  • Hauling ore
  • Operate the water truck, capable of watering down and scaling
  • Keep loading area clean and ensure spillage is cleaned up on tramming drive
  • Understand underground mine layout and ground conditions
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and / or approved training packages specified for particular equipment or tasks.
  • The successful candidate will have as follows :

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Full and current driver's licence, ability to drive manual vehicles essential
  • Previous experience operating equipment in mining environment is an advantage but not essential
  • High commitment to safety
  • Knowledge of equipment operation
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Willingness to work shift work
  • A good level of fitness
  • Why work for us?

    This role offers the lifestyle of working seven days on, seven days off, rotating between nights and days. We ofer free Southern Cross medical insurance and training and development opportunities.

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