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Excavator Trainer - Telfer

Build Your Career with a Leading Mining Contractor!


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.


The Telfer Gold Mine is located in the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and produces copper and gold. Macmahon will continue to deliver the surface drill and blast, load and haul, mobile maintenance and rehandle mine functions until 2023 with a possibility of extension.  Telfer camp has seen recent upgrades to facilities including refreshed dining, wet mess and gym.


  • Permanent full-time role with a leading mining contractor
  • Family friendly roster flying in and out of Perth
  • Play a vital role in advancing our people careers and contribute to our success


We are currently looking for an experienced Excavator Trainer to join our Training Team at Telfer on an 8 days on 6 days off roster, flying in and out of Perth.  Reporting to Site Training Supervisor, Excavator Trainer is responsible for delivering all operational training requirements to ensure that our Excavator Operators can perform their role in accordance with site and industry standards as well as Macmahon policies and procedures.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and executing training and assessment in accordance with Macmahon training standards and site-specific training plan;
  • Identifying any out of date, inaccurate or unsuitable content in site training material and bring to the attention of the Training Supervisor;
  • Maintaining training records to ensure accuracy, currency and confidentiality;
  • Support training of other site departments as required; and 
  • Ensuring compliance of training forecast/schedule and allocated training requirements.


About you:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 update required);
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in training and operating CAT 6060, Liebherr 996 or RH340 excavators
  •  Experience in training and operating variety of the below:
    • CAT 994 wheel loader
    • CAT D10/D11 track dozer
    • CAT 16/24m grader
    • CAT 854k wheel dozer
    • CAT 789/793 dump trucks
  • Experience with Modular or similar type Dispatch System;
  • Ability to develop and deliver inductions to new staters;
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Developed computer skills and familiarity with MS Office Suite;
  • Demonstrating commitment to Macmahon safety culture and values; and
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence.


As a part of the recruitment process for this role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally you will must provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification.


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.