Operators (FIFO)


About this role: Operators (FIFO)

As an operator you should be focused on operating, not figuring out how to get to and from work each swing. How does this work?

Beenleigh to Ballina? .

  • Door to door pickup, you just have to live within 1.5 hours of the GC Airport.

No Hassle or Cost

  • We handle the travel, the flights and the camp accommodation – all free
  • Charter flight - fast track through the airport

Make the most of your days off

  • 7/7 ROSTER - Wednesday start
  • No Fatigue break on the last shift of each swing - straight from site to the airport and home
  • We try and minimise the travel time getting to work for the first swing

You’ll be working on a major coal mine located in the Gunnedah Basin, just over an hours flight time from QLD. With over 15 years of mine left you’ll have long term opportunities, shorter travel times to work and get to operate somewhere outside of the Bowen basin.


As an experienced operator you know what you need to do each shift.

We looking for Mutli-Skilled Operators who enjoy working on different gear to meet productions needs. We'd also love to chat with truck and digger operators.

The main gear on site is

  • CAT 789s, Hitachi EH3500, EH4000 & EH5000 Trucks
  • D10, D11, 475 Dozers
  • 16M & 24M Grader
  • Hitachi EX3600, EX5600 & EX8000 Excavators

What do you need to have?

  • You NEED to have transcripts/competencies that are valid in the last 5 years.
  • You NEED mining experience on the big gear!
  • You care about working safely and ensuring your mates are safe too.
  • You know the rules and how to follow them on a mine site.


The Money -

  • Multi-Skilled Operators = $57.10 / hr
  • Excavator Operators = $62.10 / hr
  • Haul Truck Operators = $53.60 / hr

But wait there's more!

  • Everyone gets an extra $4 / hour paid weekly
  • $3 / hour banked for you and paid quarterly
  • $3,000 retention bonus paid quarterly as well
  • Super paid on all roster hours and the extras.

Other Stuff

  • Modern camp with pool and gym, close to site and town
  • Permanent roles once you’ve done the time
  • We've got your back with site support
  • We understand the challenges of being away from home each swing and are here to help

Join the Brunel Family

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Aden Daud is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Aden Daud
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane