One of the world’s largest mining service providers is first-in-line to win a $925 million tender at a coal operation in New South Wales’ Upper Hunter region.
Thiess is the latest preferred mining services contractor at MACH Energy’s Mount Pleasant Coal Mine in Muswellbrook, 132km northwest of Newcastle.
Four years of work
The bidder hopes to spend another 4.5 years at the work site drilling, blasting, loading, hauling, mining, rehandling run of mine, maintaining equipment, rehabilitating land, and delivering other full-scope mining services.
If everything proceeds as planned the new contract will be finalised in April 2022.
Thiess, which is part of CIMIC Group, has already advertised the following job vacancies:
- multi skilled operators (multiple positions)
- manager, health, safety and training
- heavy diesel fitters (multiple)
- mining engineer.
Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered either a roster of 12-hour day or night shifts with five days on two days off, five days on four days off, or four days on five days off.
“We look forward to enabling the long-term success of the Mount Pleasant operation and its surrounding communities,” Thiess executive general manager for Australia Shaun Newberry said in a public statement.