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Operator Underground

Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: via McKinlay, QLD, AU, 4823

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.




Cannington is one of the world's largest and lowest-cost producers of silver and lead.  Located in northwest Queensland, Cannington boasts an underground mine and processing facility situated approximately 800 kilometers west of Townsville and a concentrate handling facility at the Port of Townsville.


Cannington mine provides resort style onsite accommodation with laundry and meal services, as well as sporting and gym facilities and is FIFO from Townsville or Brisbane.


About the role


We are currently seeking applications from motivated individuals to fill the below positions:


  • Underground haul truck drivers
  • Loader and Tele remote operators


About you


The ideal candidate will need to have the following:


  • Must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Underground experience is essential.
  • Ability to comply with health, safety, environment and risk standards, procedures and routines.
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture.
  • Experience operating CAT AD60, AD63 dump truck or similar
  • Experience operating CAT2900 loader or similar.


 Our benefits


  • Full-Time permanent positions.
  • 7/7 roster.
  • 12.5-hour dayshift/ 12.5 hour nightshift;
  • Flights from Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, DIDO Mt Isa.
  • Great team working environment.
  • Excellent company culture.
  • Competitive Renumeration package.





  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depends on the level of employee contributions you choose.


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.



Applications close on Monday the 27th of September.