Advanced Operator

Koolan Iron p/l

Mount Gibson Iron are currently seeking a highly experienced Advanced Operator to join our Koolan Island Operation.

  • Hiring from Broome, Derby & Perth!
  • Permanent Position!
  • Shortlist for this role to begin Immediately!
Advanced Operator
Mount Gibson Iron Limited is an independent Australian producer of high quality direct shipping ore (DSO) with assets in the Kimberley and Mid-West regions of Western Australia. Mount Gibson Iron acquired the project through a takeover in early 2007 and passed the 20 Million tonne milestone in February 2014.
Our Koolan Island Operation is located approximately 140 kilometres north of Derby in Yampi Sound off the northern Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Koolan is now fully operational with the first shipment since the wall rebuild having set sail in April 2019.
About the role:
We are now seeking to employ an experienced Advanced Operator at our Koolan Island Operation for permanent position on a 2:1 roster (7 Day On / 7 Night On / 7 Day Off) roster from Broome, Derby or Perth.
Reporting directly to the Mine Production Supervisor this position is responsible for the safe operation of equipment, meeting production targets, maintaining haul roads & pit floors. The position will at times be required to assist in other work areas on the Koolan site, including operation of other types of surface mining equipment, providing competency in that equipment has been attained. 
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Able to communicate affectively within the work environment and work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a good positive attitude, reflecting the values of Mt Gibson Iron and the Koolan site with a high regard to safety
  • Meet all OHS requirements including reporting of hazards & incidents, abiding by cardinal rules
  • Optimally operating
    • o Cat D10T Dozer – Pit floor clean-ups, drill preparation, waste dump
    • o Cat 16M Grader – Haul road maintenance, general pit maintenance
    • o Cat 789D Haul Truck
    • o Cat 775F Watercart
  • Digging & clean-up floors to required level
  • Minimise ore dilution
  • Maintain haul roads
  • Ensuring windrows are correct height
  • Use rock-breaker to scale walls to design and to break oversize rocks
  • Clean-up floors to required level
  • Ensure drainage is adequate
  • Maintain pit floors to required level
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar position in the mining industry
  • Dozer, Grader & Dump Truck National Accredited Certification
  • Experience operating
    • o Cat D10T Dozer – Pit floor clean-ups, drill preparation, waste dump
    • o Cat 16M Grader – Haul road maintenance, general pit maintenance
    • o Cat 789D Haul Truck
    • o Cat 775F Watercart
  • Ability to operate equipment in a production mining environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work to deadline and to meet specified targets
  • Previous mining experience is desirable
  • Understanding of OHS requirements in a production mining environment
  • Current Western Australia HR drivers' licence
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to carry out instructions
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are desirable
  • Senior First Aid or the capability to obtain this qualification
Why us:

This is a great opportunity to work for Mount Gibson Iron on Koolan Island located in the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago on a high-grade hematite operation.
You will have job security through a permanent position, attractive remuneration, working with an experienced and motivated team and a great culture with a tight knit community feel.
As a unique pit to port operation, this role is varied and no two days are the same.  If you like to be part of a friendly work crew, where your skills and knowledge can really make a difference, then this may be the opportunity for you.
We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.
Shortlisting for this role will commence immediately.