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McArthur River Mining

Excavator Operators

McArthur River Mining

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/11/2017

Job Category:

Trades & Services / Plant / Heavy Equipment Operator

Job description:

McArthur River Mine (MRM) is one of the worlds largest Zinc, Lead and Silver deposits and is the largest supplier of Bulk Concentrate to the world market. Currently, this world class Heres Your Chance deposit has a long 20-year mine life.

We are looking to attract interest from an experienced and motivated Excavator Operator, to bring their extensive mining knowledge and skills to one of our most high-profile operations.

Reporting to the Load & Haul Supervisor, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Performing operational tasks to a consistently high standard and quality of work, as per the mine plan;
  • Communication of accurate and timely information to the Dispatch Coordinator and appointed Mining Supervisors;
  • Achieving design and following grade control plan;
  • Following environmental and safety practices and procedures when undertaking work;
  • Seeking opportunities for continuous improvement whilst actively participating in team activities;
  • Promoting the importance of safety awareness in all activities and contributing to a positive work culture across the operation

To secure this role, you will require the following qualifications and experience:


  • Previous experience operating a Komatsu PC5500 and/or Liebherr 9350 or equivalent size
  • Relevant operating competencies (RII Excavator), training and experience working in a similar role (minimum 4 years)
  • Extensive knowledge of road rules, equipment performance capabilities, controls, gauges, warning lamps and emergency procedures
  • A proven work history, consistency of employment and current referees who can attest to your experience
  • Additional skills and experience with CAT 789s and D10, 11 Dozers desirable but not essential

In return, we offer a competitive salary package, along with an attractive, lifestyle friendly roster (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off).

We are only a short, comfortable flight from Darwin - your time on site will be enjoyable and comfortable, as we provide excellent accommodation, recreation facilities and meals

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 18th December