Dump Truck Operator

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Norton Gold Fields

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Dump Truck Operator

Job ID: 7224
Job Views: 22
Location: Kalgoorlie
Post Code: 6430
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 31/01/2024



WORK SITE: Federal / Golden Cities

ROSTER: 7:7 (Please note this role is Residential, not FIFO)

PACKAGE: Salary + Performance Bonus + Residential Allowance + Site Allowance + Family Private Health Insurance or Allowance + Death and TPD Coverage or Allowance + Mental Health Programs + Gym Membership Discount + Other Benefits



We are one of Australia’s largest domestic gold producers with a mining and processing complex in Western Australia’s world-class Kalgoorlie Goldfields region. Currently, we are progressing development plans to develop a series of expansion projects in the region.

Our vision is to be the leading gold producer, setting the industry benchmark in safety, teamwork, innovation, operational efficiency, and cost control.

Due to the increase in projects, we are seeking passionate Dump Truck Operators to join our rapidly growing Open Pit operations team.



As an Open Pit Truck Operator at Norton Gold Fields, you are expected to safely drive large dump trucks to move extracted materials including ore and waste rock from the mining pit to dumping areas. This role emphasizes safety, equipment upkeep, and teamwork for efficient mining operations.



  • Drive dump trucks such as CAT 777, 785, 789 and water carts.
  • Conduct pre-starts on equipment prior to operation. Conclude shift with post-shift checks; cleaning and refuelling equipment where appropriate.
  • Interpret, understand and apply survey instructions and plans.
  • Operate equipment to "Best Practice" standards to minimise damage to equipment.
  • Initiate and participate in equipment handovers with the Open Pit Shift Supervisor and cross-shift operator.
  • Follow and interpret mine plan instructions to achieve good quality production results in a timely manner.
  • Ensure minimal disruptions to the loading and haulage cycle.


Job Requirements:


  • At least 12 months of haul truck experience (Essential).
  • Current, unrestricted Western Australian Class “C” Driver’s Licence (Essential).
  • Previous experience in an Open-Pit/Cut mining environment (Desirable).
  • Ability to operate dump trucks such as CAT 777, 785, 789 and water carts.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (Desirable).



  • Permanent full-time role with an immediate start.
  • Excellent remuneration package with additional allowances.
  • Receive a $12k residential allowance per annum, if you are residential and not FIFO.
  • Receive up to $5k site allowance per annum, depending on your site location.
  • Receive up to 10% short-term incentive payment (STIP) of your base salary.
  • A fully covered family private health insurance through GU Health Complete Gold Cover.
  • A fully covered Death and Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance or allowance up to $2.4k.
  • Pro-rata long service leave (LSL) after just 5 years of service and be entitled to 13 weeks paid LSL after 10 years of service.
  • Work with a team that prioritises safety while ensuring you achieve your best output.
  • A clear career path with training and development opportunities.

How to Apply:


This can be your new beginning at a company that values its people and celebrates Diversity and Inclusion.


Norton is recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our roles, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

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