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Nipper - EOI

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  • Job no: 4XHAA
  • Categories: Tropicana Gold Project, Underground

Macmahon is a leading Australian company delivering an end to end service offering to clients throughout Australia and South East Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface mining, underground mining and engineering services to the resources sector, Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.

Macmahon has been awarded a new long term underground mining contract for the development of the new Boston Shaker underground mine located at our existing surface operation at Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia.

The Macmahon Underground team are seeking Expressions of interest for Underground Nippers to work a 2 weeks on 2 weeks off Dayshift and Night Shift roster out of Perth.

Position Details:

  • Ensure all necessary consumables are provided as and when required so the drill blast cycle runs in a smooth and systematic fashion.
  • Minimisation of jumbo down time through regular servicing and minor preventative maintenance.
  • Attainment of necessary skills to assist jumbo operator as required.
  • Assists with face preparation for drilling
  • Assist jumbo operator who drills holes for the installation of rocks, bolts and mesh.
  • Collect and deliver ground support consumables
  • Assist with installation of ground support
  • Collect and deliver minor maintenance consumables and lubricants.
  • Conduct minor preventative and remedial maintenance.
  • Install lifter tube to lifters
  • Install mine services and ventilation as required.
  • Record all shift report data correctly and on time (i.e. delays, locations, directions etc.)

 Essential Requirements:

  • Previous Experience working underground
  • Current Manual Drivers Licence
  • Self motivated and energetic
  • Sound planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to pass a National Police Clearance and Pre employment medical


  • Even time Roster
  • Employment Stability
  • Room to Grow

The position offers a competitive hourly rate, challenging work and excellent career development. There is the opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, dynamic, approachable and friendly team with future prospects within a well reputed organisation. 

  • Published on 09 May 2019, 8:45 AM