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
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
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
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.