Mine Equipment Operators and Drilling Jobs

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Mining equipment varies incredibly in size, shape, power and usage. The environment in which the gear is used also varies widely requiring different skill and experiences to match the right job with the right mine site and employer.

As a result, finding an operating job where your specific skills and experience are useful can be difficult. At MPi we understand this and have consultants who can talk your language across all of these specific work places :

  • Underground Operators
  • Surface Operators
  • Civil Operators
  • Drill & Blast
  • Exploration Drilling

Let us help you find the best jobs, faster.

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Over 22 years, we have found jobs for literally thousands of people across hundreds of different surface and underground operating related roles. Position titles include the following:

Civil Operators; Excavator, All Rounder, Dozer, Grader, Loader, Watercart , Dump Truck, Scraper, Roller, Crane, Road Train Driver.

Surface Operators; Face Shovel, Excavator, All Rounder, Dozer, Grader, Loader, Dump Truck, Watercart.

Underground Operators and Miners; Jumbo, Production Driller, Air Leg Miner, Chargeup , Bogger, Grader, Service Crew, Trucks, Nipper.

Drill and Blast; Blast Hole Driller, Diamond Driller, Exploration Driller, Drillers Offsider, Underground Diamond Driller, Bulk Explosives.

Available Operators Jobs


8/6-7/7 Family Friendly Roster - Up to $480/shift more details

Paste Crew

Family friendly roster + Competitive rates $$ more details

Service Crew

We are looking for Kalgoorlie residential Service Crew people more details

Dump Truck Operators

Multiple Dump Truck Operators needed. Even time rosters! Up to $52+/hr. Immediate starts more details

Excavator Operator

Production Excavator Operator. Up to $62/hr! FIFO ex Perth. ASAP start. more details

Road Train Operator

Road train Operator required for 2/1 Roster - Great rates in offer! more details

Road Train Operators

Road train Operator required for 2/1 Roster - Great rates in offer! more details

All Round Production Operator

Dozer Allround operator 8/6 roster more details

All Round Operator - Mining Production

Multiple All Round Operators. Even time rosters! $60-62+/hr. Immediate starts more details

Service Crew

$635 per shift, A money making roster! more details

Please note that while there may be none (or only a small number) of jobs that satisfied your search criteria, MPi experiences a continuous flow of positions over all Job Categories listed, including those used in your search. Time constraints placed on us by our clients, as well as confidentiality issues, result in many vacancies being filled only by a search of our targeted databases. If you have not yet registered with MPi you may wish to do this now to take advantage of any positions filled in this manner. As always, our confidentiality promise applies. Thank you for your interest.

Let our professional team assist you

If you are looking for Kalgoorlie residential operators and drillers, connect with Samantha for more information

Samantha Duff
Samantha Duff
Consultant - Workforce
[email protected]
+61 8 9426 1530 AWST (+0800)
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If you are looking for FIFO Underground and Open Pit Operators, connect with Brayden for more information.

Brayden Santich

Brayden Santich
Manager - Workforce Operations
[email protected]
+61 8 9426 1559 AWST (+0800)
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We survey a large number of clients and candidates each month and over the past 12 months, more than 80% of our clients and candidates rate us as equal to or better than our competitors.

The testimonials below are just some of the comments we’ve received back on the work we’ve done.

‘I have just unsubscribed from your email service as I am now employed. I wanted to thank you for all your help and continuing email support. You guys have been the most consistent and involved recruitment agency by far and will have no hesitation in recommending MPi to anyone ever in need. Thank you again.’

‘Really have to hand it to you, you guys are definitely one of the best agencies I’ve ever dealt with. Most of the others don’t even call but you guys are always staying in contact even when there’s no news at all. I really appreciate it.’

‘Well done MPi for the continuous update on the available jobs. I know exactly where I stand as far as a career in mining is concerned from the information you provide. Keep it up. I am hoping to net a job soon from your update. Information is power.’

‘Your peoples' commitment is obvious; I appreciate the occasional advice of what's out there.’

‘Thank you so much for your help & for answering my questions. You have been the only recruiter that has taken the time out to do that, so I really appreciate that. We won’t be giving up that’s for sure.’

Looking to get a start within the industry?

Our Promise is to be honest with you and advise you if we are not able to help. The vast majority of MPi's clients require us to present candidates with at least 12 months of recent Australian mining experience. Therefore, we recommend that people without Australian mining experience contact mining and contracting companies directly as they do sometimes directly employ candidates without Australian mining experience themselves.

Please refer to the FAQ section of our website here for more information on how to get into the mining industry. Additionally, we are affiliated with an organisation that specialises in assisting people get into the mining industry and we recommend you review their website at www.minedex.com.au