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Excavator Operator - Byerwen

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.

Job Summary

The role is to operate heavy excavation machinery equipped with scoops, shovels or buckets to excavate, move and/or load loose earth, rock or rubble

Job Responsibilities

Health, Safety and Risk

  • Complete pre-start checks
  • Attend and participate in PSI and safety meetings
  • Complete Mac 5’s and be involved in the development of JSEA’s when required
  • Inspect work area and equipment for hazards, damage and defects prior to commencing work
  • Ensure individual compliance with all relevant Legislation, Codes of Practice, Macmahon and Client instructions, policies, procedures and practices
  • Safe and efficient operation of excavators as directed
  • Maintain excavator in a neat and tidy condition at all times


  • Ensure all relevant documents are submitted efficiently and accurately on time for processing
  • Communicate to dump truck operators ore and waste movements
  • Record all shift report data correctly and on time (i.e. delays, locations, directions, etc.)
  • Scaling as required
  • Operate in a manner that protects the ore body to maximise recovery, minimise dilution and ore loss
  • Must be able and prepared to operate other mobile plant when required (e.g. Dozers, Loaders, Dump Trucks, Graders)
  • Dig to floor levels and keep clean floors
  • Scale Batters
  • Understand and dig to flitch maps
  • Understand and implement appropriate dig methods when digging in ore and waste to maximise proficiency
  • Able and willing to conduct other tasks when required
  • Single, Double Bench, Top Load Trucks and Drop cuts
  • Communicate to Dump Truck Operators ore and waste movements through MiiNT


  • Operate machine in competent manner without causing damage to equipment
  • Ensure work is done correctly the first time to the acceptable standard so there is no rework

Team Contribution

  • Personally adhere to all relevant policies and procedures, and support employees and contractors to also comply
  • Communicate with truck drivers and other subordinates to coordinate operations
  • Makes Improvements
  • Grows and Leads Teams
  • Makes an Impact
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Drives Results
  • Impacts Commercial Outcomes
  • Sets Direction
  • Builds Effective Relationships
  • Develops Self and Others
  • Ability to maintain floor levels to +/- 200mm
  • Experience in an open cut mining environment
  • Experience operating a variety of equipment in mining industry (e.g. Cat Loaders, Graders, Excavators, Hitachi etc.)
Physical Requirements
  • Maintain Prolonged Sitting
  • An Appropriate Level of Fitness for the Demands of the Role
  • Ability to Work on FIFO Roster
  • Certification in RII (Resource Infastructure Industry)
  • Heavy Rigid Licence

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.