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Rockbreaker Operator

Date:  May 13, 2022

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Boddington offers a unique opportunity to live in the South West, only 130 kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer. One of the largest gold producers in Australia, you will join a diverse team and have the opportunity to advance your career with an innovative company dedicated to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity.

With good rosters and a unique opportunity to live locally and go home each day, we also provide DIDO with accommodation in our Village


The Benefits

  • We offer you an industry competitive remuneration package inclusive of an Annual Bonus and Gold Level Health Insurance for you and your family, access to Newmont’s Employee Assistance Program, generous Parental Leave and other Employee Rewards and Benefits.
  • You can live locally and go home every day or stay in our Village for your roster and DIDO.  We’re located approximately an hour from the coast and Perth.
  • Working 7 days on, 7 days off, 7 nights on and 7 days off you will have plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this roster can offer you.


About The Role

Reporting to the Open Pit Supervisor, you will operate the rockbreaker in a safe, effective and efficient manner to meet operational requirements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to, and participating in a flexible and motivated production crew, committed to the achievement of quality safe production goals.
  • Operating the rockbreaker to ensure optimum productivity in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operating other mining equipment if required.
  • Ensuring all equipment is safe to operate by:
    • Reporting and recording all faults or problems
    • Completing pre-start and start-up checks as per training manual
    • Cab housekeeping
    • Completion of daily check sheet
    • Following safe operating procedures and monitoring gauges and operating systems
  • Following park up and shutdown as per training manual
  • Maintaining awareness of any hazard or potential hazard on roads and benches and report.
  • Observing all speed limits and pit road rules and signs.
  • Boarding and disembarking as per training manual.
  • Calling up and gaining acknowledgement when passing machines.


About You

As the preferred candidate you will have previous experience operating rockbreakers and other heavy earthmoving equipment together with the associated certificates of competency.  You will have a current driver’s licence and experience operating in large hard rock open cut mines.


You will demonstrate your commitment to safety and use your experience and judgement to ensure yourself and your workmates stay safe.  Your ability to set good examples of work ethic and integrity together with your positive mind set in dealing with work and people will be highly regarded.


Applications close on Sunday, 13th February 2022.


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


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