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Old 18-07-2019, 06:10 AM   #1621
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Im looking at a position out near Gunnedah.

Another option is Singleton, Im looking to get home more often. Gunnedah seems a far bit inland so not sure of schooling options etc.
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Old 20-07-2019, 01:41 PM   #1622
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Im looking at a position out near Gunnedah.

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What pits around singleton are you looking at?
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Old 20-07-2019, 01:44 PM   #1623
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Im looking at a position out near Gunnedah.

Another option is Singleton, Im looking to get home more often. Gunnedah seems a far bit inland so not sure of schooling options etc.
You can be home every night at Broken Hill.
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What's surface coal like? Anyone gone from underground hard rock to surface coal?
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Im looking at a position out near Gunnedah.

Another option is Singleton, Im looking to get home more often. Gunnedah seems a far bit inland so not sure of schooling options etc.
I've been at Gunnedah since Feb. It's not a bad place to be, about 10k people. couple of schools etc
I commute from Tamworth every day but
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Old 22-07-2019, 02:18 PM   #1626
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I've been at Gunnedah since Feb. It's not a bad place to be, about 10k people. couple of schools etc
I commute from Tamworth every day but
From Tamworth, that would be about 1.5 hours each way?

Im in the early stages of looking at boggabri, hear anything about it or Idemitsu?


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Rix Creek with Bloomfields, any thoughts on them?
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Old 23-07-2019, 09:21 AM   #1627
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Would anyone like some contact details for the jobs around Gunnedah/ Tamworth etc ?
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Old 23-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #1628
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Will let you know in a week or so..hehe

OK, need to ask, health concerns living around Singleton etc? True, false, or just dont ask?
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Will let you know in a week or so..hehe

OK, need to ask, health concerns living around Singleton etc? True, false, or just dont ask?
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Old 24-07-2019, 06:19 PM   #1630
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Old 29-07-2019, 08:16 PM   #1631
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Im looking at a position out near Gunnedah.

Another option is Singleton, Im looking to get home more often. Gunnedah seems a far bit inland so not sure of schooling options etc.

Hi Darren! Happy to send across an example roster and org chart. I'm also working on the video and candidate brochure which I will get across to you once complete. If you'd like to register your interest please send your CV (with a list of current VOC's/tickets/licences) to kat.fry@davidsonwp.com


Hi Darren, I hope you're well. I wanted to get in touch regarding some really exciting roles with Whitehaven Coal on their Maule's Creek, open cut coal mine. At the moment we're focusing on seeking multi skilled operators - a lot of them, so please share this with your friends and colleagues who may be interested! There will be more other roles released in the future soon. This mine is under 5 years old and has about 30 years life left. It’s quite a green workforce so they are looking for senior, experienced operators to join the team. Things are about to really kick off and they are looking for 50 - 84 operators, all working with an ultra-class, low hour fleet. As the production superintendent said, they’re in “mickey mouse condition”. If you’d like to know the exact models of the fleet, I’m happy to send them across. With these new operators and machinery, they are aiming to grow from 12.8 million metric tonne to 16 million tonne annually. The most important thing to note about this role is that it is residential – they are not looking for anyone to DIDO or FIFO as the lifestyle roster they use doesn’t suit that. (happy to send through an example roster) 75% of the workforce live in Gunnedah (45 mins from Tamworth) Boggabri or Narribri. Buses pick up operators from multiple locations around all mentioned towns. With Narribri, Vickery etc. on the horizon, they are looking for someone to join for the long term, to come along on this journey with them. On top of a great salary, they are Package starts at $132,000 including super/bonuses ($107k BASE). There is an additional bonus of up to $25k a year for very senior, gun operators based on dig rate, dig hours, loading truck to capacity, looking after the machinery etc. Please let me know if you're interested/want to learn more and feel free to share my contact details with anyone suitable! Kat Fry State and Local Government Recruitment Consultant Davidson Recruitment.
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Old 29-07-2019, 08:19 PM   #1632
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Been underground 6-7 years now, recently got a promotion... Jumbo operator.
Any other rock apes around here?
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Old 30-07-2019, 05:40 AM   #1633
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Any other rock apes around here?
Nice work mate. In the money now. Where are you based?

I've been underground for 4.5 years now. I'm a production and development charger. Although the past 2 swings I've been relief bossing. I have a jumbo permit as well but getting time on it is difficult.
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Nice work mate. In the money now. Where are you based?

I've been underground for 4.5 years now. I'm a production and development charger. Although the past 2 swings I've been relief bossing. I have a jumbo permit as well but getting time on it is difficult.
Based in Vic, and currently working in Vic for a change. Have previously worked FIFO all over the country..
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Old 18-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #1635
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Nice, will I visited Singleton (didnt really have time to sight see) yesterday and it seems like a nice town.

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Any mines down that way have family open days ??
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Awesome, depends on the mine owner, I personally haven't been onsite for one but would love to show the kids what I actually do.

Cool pics.
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Our mine has had a couple. First one was years ago when I was in the store. Had one recently but only covered one side of the roster when I was on weekend nights.

Amazing how much room is in that cab. Our 793 have nothing on that! Think ours are 793D
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Amazing how much room is in that cab. Our 793 have nothing on that! Think ours are 793D
We also have 2 x 793C and an 793A oh my gawd !!!

The stairwell is like 50cm wide LOL
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Saw SOFTYS today...

Not mine based, more Aurizon but I didn't Chuck a u turn for fear of stalking

His Landcruiser looks and sounded sweet !!
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we just had an open day 2 weeks ago, have one every year, had a 793 and a 854 to climb around, weve still got 34 793C's 120,000+ hours n they charging on
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120,000..bloody hell thats a good effort!
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Got a mate chasing 10 x diesel fitters, Mackay area.............2 on and 1 off, or 1 on and 1 off...........
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There are jobs everywhere at the moment! Ive got two offers in NSW that I will make a call on by next week.

Sooo..Singleton vs Gunnedah
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Nice pics mate. Surprised you can still get them. We aren’t allowed phones on site anymore. I don’t bother trying with the amount of cameras around the site these days. Every truck has 2 & a phone detector
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Because it could be used as evidence, most high risk work places are like this.

Only authorised people are allowed to have phones, which is mainly staff/management.

Our guys would just about be flicked if they got caught.

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