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Multiple contracts awarded in central and northwest Qld

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BHP Mitsubishi Alliance's Caval Ridge team

A mining services company won two tenders in Queensland’s central and northwest regions.

Thiess recently secured a further 12 months to perform mining and maintenance work at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA’s) Caval Ridge Coal Mine near Moranbah, 188km southwest of Mackay.

The contractor, which is part of CIMIC Group, will also spend the next three years mining overburden and ore at Austral Resources’ Anthill Copper Project, 128km north of Mount Isa.

AMSJ can reveal both deals will take effect before Christmas, and be worth a combined $200 million.

A recruitment drive is underway to fill the following job vacancies:

  • leading hand diesel fitters (multiple positions)
  • maintenance planner/mechanical engineer
  • dump truck operators (multiple)
  • excavator operators (multiple)
  • ancillary operators (multiple)
  • mining engineers (multiple)
  • auto electricians (multiple)
  • service people (multiple)
  • tyre fitter.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a rotating roster of either eight days on six days off, seven days on seven days off, five days on two days off, or four days on three days off.

Flights will be provided departing from Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. A company bus service will run between Mackay and the mine site. Accommodation and salary sacrifice options are available.

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“We are pleased to be working with Austral Resources and continuing our strong relationship with BMA, working flexibly with them to tailor solutions specific to the needs of each operation,” Thiess executive general manager Australia Shaun Newberry said in a public statement.

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AMSJ Nov 2021