Coal Operator - Dragline

QLD - Mackay & Coalfields Full Time Permanent

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Company Description

You’re dedicated, talented & have an eye for detail. 

That’s Why You’ll Fit In!

High performing teams that work together to make decisions and get things done more effectively are crucial to Anglo American’s success. 

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives", delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

We strive to create collaborative working environments, where inclusion and diversity is celebrated. We recognise that diverse views encourage and support high performance and innovative thinking.  So, we always treat people with respect, dignity and common courtesy, regardless of background, lifestyle or position.  In this way we encourage accountability, build trust and enable our colleagues to deliver results and reach their full potential. 

MetCoal Australia
Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world.   In Australia, we operate two open cut and three underground metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, every year producing millions of tonnes of the highest quality hard coking coal for this purpose.

Job Description

Coal Operator (Draglines) – Capcoal Surface Operations

Capcoal Surface Operations has an opportunity for a Coal Operator to join the Dragline Production team. Reporting to the Dragline Supervisor, you will be responsible for the safe, professional and diligent approach and operation of our 8050 and 8750 Draglines.

This role will be working on a 7 day roster arrangement. In return for your commitment, we offer very competitive salary and training and career development opportunities. Subsidised camp accommodation is available with this role.


Applicants will possess appropriate mining operating experience including dragline, dozer, grader and cable reeler skills. You will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with an open mind and willingness to try new ways of operating. To be successful in this role you will ensure compliance with all Anglo American safety and operating systems and a commitment to working together as part of a team to achieve business objectives. You will possess at least three (3) years’ experience operating draglines and be a proficient dozer operator. You will be required to provide proof of your operating experience.

You will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with being a team player in safely achieving targets. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge in dragline set up, operations and dig patterns to achieve machine optimization and improve performance.

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What we offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

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