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Hiring spree begins at Central Qld coal mine


A global mining services company has launched a major recruitment drive for a coal operation in Central Queensland.

Thiess is looking for more workers after winning a full-service mining contract extension at Jellinbah Group’s Lake Vermont Coal Mine in Dysart, 256km southwest of Mackay.

A wide variety of talent will be needed to help perform mine planning, coal mining, topsoil and overburden removal, drill and blast, water management and final landform rehabilitation work. The contractor will provide all mobile plant and equipment and both operate and maintain the existing Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. It will also roll out autonomous drilling, a semi-automated dozer and other non-human operated technology at the mine.

QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $2.5 billion and for a five-year term, starting from the beginning of 2022.

Permanent jobs

Permanent job vacancies include:

  • multi-skilled and excavator operators (multiple positions)
  • diesel fitters (multiple)
  • auto electricians (multiple)
  • senior safety advisor
  • training specialist
  • dispatcher.

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Successful applicants will work a roster of either eight days on six days off, seven days on seven days off, or five days on and two days off. In most cases shifts will be 12.5 hours long with a mix of day or night work.

Full camp facilities will be provided and a company bus will transport workers from either Mackay or Rockhampton to the mine site. Salary sacrificed flights are available.

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