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Contract awarded for Central Qld coal mine


A mining service provider has won a tender for a coal operation in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Macmahon Holdings recently secured the equipment and maintenance contract for the Foxleigh Coal Mine in MacKenzie River, 263km northwest of Rockhampton.

The successful bidder will spend the next five years providing proponents QMetco, POSCO Australia, Nippon Steel Australia and Sumitomo Metal Australia with mine equipment hire and maintenance services from as early as March 2021. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $250 million.

Hiring now

Macmahon has advertised the following long-term job opportunities:

  • high voltage electricians (multiple positions)
  • maintenance administrators (multiple)
  • heavy diesel fitters (multiple)
  • light vehicle fitters (multiple)
  • excavator fitters (multiple)
  • auto electrician (multiple)
  • servicepersons (multiple)
  • leading hands (multiple)
  • boilermakers (multiple)
  • storepersons (multiple)
  • maintenance superintendent
  • maintenance supervisor
  • safety/training advisor
  • maintenance planner.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a five-year contract.

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“The formal award of the Foxleigh project adds $250M to our order book and further diversifies and expands our East Coast presence. We are now looking forward to building on the relationship with our new client,” Macmahon CEO Michael Finnegan said in a public statement.

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