Shovel Operator

Date:  Nov 21, 2023

Boddington, AU

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.




  • Are you looking for a new role where you don’t have to wait in airports for hours?
  • Would you like a work life balance and work a 7:7 roster (7 day on, 7 days off, 7 nights on, 7 nights off), with every second week off?
  • Would you like to experience working in a unique mining location, where the mine borders a national forest and close to the picturesque town of Boddington?


We are currently recruiting for Shovel Operators. We are offering this role on a 7:7:7:7 (7 days on, 7 days off, 7 nights on, 7 days off) roster where you can drive in and out of site! The Shovel Operator, operates the shovels, loaders and excavators as directed in a safe, effective and efficient manner to meet operational requirements


The role:

  • Operate a variety of mobile equipment within the shift to ensure optimum productivity in a safe and efficient manner
  • Operate 230 tonne dump truck
  • 50 tonne water truck
  • Identification of potential hazards or work practices/procedures requiring corrective action
  • Contribute to and participate in a flexible and motivated production crew, committed to the achievement of quality production goals
  • Ensure all machinery is safe to operate


About you:

  • W.A. “HR” Class driver’s license
  • Appropriate certificates of competency
  • Previous heavy earthmoving experience
  • Familiarity with open cut mining/quarry operations
  • Previous experience in the mining industry
  • Self motivated and disciplined
  • Sound communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Able to fit into varied groups – team player


Applications will close Monday 11th December


We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

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.


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