Charge Up Operator

Job Responsibilities

Macmahon is currently seeking an experienced Underground Chargeup Operator on a 2:2 Roster to the Project with responsibilities not limited to:
•    Collect the correct amount of explosives and detonators from the magazine for the heading to be charged
•    Load and transport the charge up vehicle to the work area
•    Make the work area safe for charging through scaling if necessary
•    Clean blast holes of sludge and water where appropriate
•    Make up primers and prime heading
•    Charge drill holes with selected explosives
•    Hook detonators into det cord and connect to firing line
•    Arrange for firing of heading adhering to site firing procedures

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience
•    Extensive experience as Underground Charge up Operator using ANFO
•    Must have current Shorfirer's licence
•    Sound planning and organisational skills
•    Ability to work independently as well as a part of the team
•    Physically fit for the demands of the role

Should you be successful in being offered a role, you will be required to pass a medical and drug and alcohol test along with obtaining a National Police Clearance and able to provide current driver’s licence and right-to-work documents (AU/NZ passport, AU birth certificate or citizenship.


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

Due to our ongoing growth, Macmahon are currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced people to join the team at the "King of the Hills” mine located in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia 28km north of Leonora. Macmahon have secured a 5-year Surface and Underground mining contract with RED 5 ltd, the mine will have annual production above 200kozpa, King of the Hills is Australia’s next major Gold Mine which will feature State-of-the-Art Technology 85% new plant and brand-new camp facilities. 

Macmahon is committed to attracting high potential employees and believe that our people define our competitive edge in the marketplace, driving our growth. 

There is the opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, dynamic, approachable and friendly team with future prospects within a well reputed organisation.  

Macmahon offers our people the ability to work in diverse roles, in different locations and realise new opportunities within the Company over time. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop. Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.