FIFO Operators


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Operations & Maintenance
  • Location: New South Wales

What is required?

  • hours per week: 35
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Sunday, 11 June 2023

About this role: FIFO Operators

Hey mate, are you an experienced production Operator living in SEQ and looking to get out of the Bowen Basin? Keep on reading!

NOTE: if you're looking for a foot-in-the-door role into the mines, this is not the one (unfortunately). Please don't apply if you don't have experience working on a large mine site, safely operating the big gear. We do not keep resumes on file from this ad post.

The plane is nearly full-up but we still have 10 boarding passes still available NOW, we're also putting people on stand-by if you're looking for a change later in the year.

We've got an exciting FIFO role with FREE shuttles picking you up from your front door if you live in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich or surrounds!

You'll then jump on the FREE charter flights from Brisbane Airport, no booking fees and no more standing in security lines waiting hours for a flight.

**** Don't worry about parking or traffic, we've got it covered! ****

BONUS - no fatigue break at the end of shift, its straight from site to the airport to home!

We’re working with a major coal mine operator in Northern NSW with a 25 year mine life in the Gunnedah Basin. To get the coal out of the ground they have truckloads of long-term roles for:

  • Multiskilled Operators – Truck + Dozer + Grader (or loader)
  • Excavator Operators - experience on the big gear essential
  • Haul Truck Operators - Electric + Mechanical (minimum 2+ yrs experience). NOTE: Truckies are being waitlisted, but please apply with your transcripts for the future.


We're looking for safe operators who know what they're doing and have the transcripts to prove it!

Roster - 7 days/7 off, 7 nights/off - with 12.5 hours shifts

The gear on site is:

  • CAT 789s, Hitachi EH3500, EH4000 & EH5000 Trucks
  • D10, D11, 475 Dozers
  • 16M & 24M Graders
  • Hitachi EX3600, EX5600 & EX8000 Excavators

What do you need to have?

  • You NEED to have transcripts/competencies that are valid in the last 5 years
  • You NEED mining experience on the big gear!
  • You're ready for a long-term career
  • You care about working safely and ensuring your mates are safe too
  • You know the rules and how to follow them on a mine site
  • You need to live within 1.5hrs of the Brisbane airport


  • FIFO Brisbane airport and a shuttle from your door - NO COST
  • Multi-Skilled Operators = $54/hr = up to $150k per year (including bonuses below)
  • Excavator Operators = $59/hr = up to $162k per year (including bonuses below)
  • Haul Truck Operators = $50.50/hr = up to $141k per year (including bonuses below)
  • Bonus 1: $4/hr paid weekly - attendance bonus
  • Bonus 2: $3/hr paid quarterly in arrears - attendance bonus
  • Retention Bonus: $3,000 retention bonus paid each 3 months
  • No funny money... super is on TOP
  • A great job with stability and a great team of operators
  • Well-run Camp with pool and gym provided, close to site and the airport
  • Permanent roles once you’ve done the time
  • We've got you back with support 24/7

If you've got any questions give us a call on 0730077619 and ask for Bec or Mark, we'll run you through the details and walk you through the next steps!

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Your consultant, Rebecca Swillen is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Rebecca Swillen
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane

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