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Workers wanted at multiple Bowen Basin coal mines


Two underground mining services companies are on the hunt for several new recruits to start work in Central Queensland.

Macmahon Holdings and Jennchem Australia need more staff to cope with recent company growth across the Bowen Basin.

Byerwen openings

Macmahon is hiring full-time all rounder operators, who can work a roster of seven days on and seven days off at QCoal Group’s Byerwen Coal Mine, 140km west of Mackay.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered six weeks of annual leave each year, performance-based rewards, training, income protection, discounted health insurance, and salary sacrifice options.

The contractor is performing open-cut mining services at Byerwen until at least November 2023. It is also expanding the mine to lift production to 10 million tonnes of hard coking coal per annum. QMEB can reveal its contract is worth $700 million and will support more than 430 workers.

“Due to the continuous growth and strengthening of our position Australia-wide, and the recent additional works being awarded at Byerwen, Macmahon has the opportunity for experienced all rounder operators on a 7:7 roster,” the company said on the SEEK website.

Up to $75 an hour offered

Meanwhile, Jennchem quickly needs to fill the following job vacancies:

  • surface to underground electrical and mechanical maintenance tradespeople (multiple positions)
  • surface to underground backfilling and PDRR operators (multiple)
  • surface to underground pumpable crib fitters (multiple)
  • injection chemical operators
  • secondary support fitters
  • longwall support fitters
  • VCD fitters.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered an hourly rate of either $75 for supervisors and tradespeople, or $61 for operators. Free flu vaccinations, gym memberships and social club memberships are also provided.

QMEB understands workers could be based at either Anglo American’s Moranbah North Coal Mine or Grasstree Coal Mine.

“Jennchem is currently expanding its labour force to cover recently acquired long-term work in the Bowen Basin, with the opportunity for permanent positions,” the contractor said on the SEEK website.

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