Mine Production Operator

July 3, 2020, 7:36 a.m.
July 27, 2020, 7:25 a.m.

Downer Mining provides open cut mining services at Karara mine, including drilling, blasting, loading, train load out , site services , haulage and stockpile rehandle. The operation is a conventional pit with a 30Mtpa mining rate. The Karara pit will feed the client-run processing plant, which will produce 8Mtpa of magnetite concentrate. The concentrate will be transported by rail to Geraldton for shipment.

Reporting to the Production Superintendent, as a key member of a high performing team you will play an integral role in implementing the client's project requirements. You will perform safe and effective production outcomes and continuous improvement principles pertaining to surface excavation, whilst operating mobile plant equipment.

We are currently seeking experienced and motivated Production Operators at Karara to operate the following equipment:

Cat 777, 793C/F Trucks

Dozer CAT D10, D11

Grader CAT16M

Excavator 300 tonne and upwards,

CAT 6060, 6050 Face Shovel, RH 340, PC 1250, 4000

Located 40 minutes from Perth by plane, this project offers a 2:1 FIFO roster from Perth or bus from Geraldton. Downer offers healthy work/life balance which extends to the onsite facilities available. 


Experience in operating the above listed equipment within an open cut mining environment is essential

High levels of initiative and the ability to work well under pressure

Effective communication skills

Safety focus with a high attention to detail to abide by site safety processes


Competitive hourly rate $$

An overriding commitment to Zero Harm

Supportive work environment and career progression opportunities

An opportunity to join a diverse and inclusive leading edge business

Great systems and processes in place 

This is a permanent employment opportunity for an individual with passion and drive to contribute to the ongoing development of Downer Mining.

Please note:  Point of Hire is Perth.

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