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Excavator Operator - Byerwen

Company Description

Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.

Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector, Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.

Position Summary

Macmahon is currently seeking Excavator Operators to join the operations team at our Byerwen coal project located near Glenden in the Bowen Basin.

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the positions are responsible for operating heavy excavation machinery equipped with scoops, shovels or buckets to excavate, move and/or loose earth, rock or rubble.

Key duties/responsibilities include:

  • Safe and efficient operation of a variety of mobile plant on an open cut coal mine site
  • Maintaining plant in a neat and tidy condition at all times
  • Inspecting work areas and equipment for hazards, damage and defects prior to commencing work
  • Recording all shift data accurately and on time
  • Engaging in positive communications at all times


To be considered for an Excavator Operator position, you must be able to demonstrate competency and at least 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role along with:

  • The ability to maintain floor level to +/- 200mm
  • Experience in an open cut mining environment
  • Experience operating a variety of equipment in mining industry (e.g. loaders, graders, excavators etc.)
  • An appropriate level of fitness and the ability to maintain prolonged sitting

Successful applicants must be able to supply (or obtain):

  • Coal Board Medical
  • Standard 11 Statement of Attainment
  • Current mining competencies or qualifications
  • Manual Driver’s License


All applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including a drug and alcohol screen.

To register you interest please "Apply Now".

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.