Loader Operator

Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers
June 12, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
July 10, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

About the Project

This is your opportunity to join our dedicated Redpath team at one of the largest underground mines in Australia. Olympic Dam Mine is operated by the largest mining company in the world, BHP and is approximately 550km North-West of Adelaide extracting copper, gold and uranium. As part of the Redpath team you will be involved in the mining operation providing the safe delivery of development, ground support, mine services and equipment maintenance through the utilisation of 40 major items of plant, 3 maintenance workshops and specialist modern tooling. As part of a major contractor on site you will gain valuable experience toward growing your career.

About the role

The Loader Operator is responsible for the safe operation of the Loader in development headings.  The current contract has long term stability.  This role is offered as residential or FIFO is available from Capital city. Roles are based on a 2 weeks on, 2 week off rotating roster working 12 hour shifts.


Ensure the safe and efficient completion of all tasks as assigned by Supervisor;

Operate an underground loader in development headings safely and efficiently;

Use effective loading techniques with high standards of roadway construction expected

Other duties as required

Skills & Experience

Minimum 3 years in an underground mine environment;

Experience operating CAT2900 and/or Sandvik 621 Loaders is required

Current loader ticket;

Valid manual car drivers licence;

Current working at heights ticket highly regarded;

Current First Aid & CPR qualifications;

Good communication skills, both verbal and written;

Good communication skills, both verbal and written; and

A work ethic in keeping with Redpath's motto ‘Consider it done’.


As an equal opportunity employer, Redpath is sensitive to the importance of diversity in the workplace and supports this through a work environment committed to gender equality and cultural diversity.

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