Truck, Multi-Skilled, Excavator Operators – Sonoma (Full Time)

Job Description

Protech are seeking experienced Mining Truck, Multi Skilled & Excavator Operators to join our client in the Northern Bowen Basin - Sonoma Mine. 

These positions are Full Time with the client at commencement.

Located in Queensland’s resource-rich Bowen Basin, the QCoal Northern Hub produces hard coking and thermal coal. Thiess has an extensive history of service at QCoal Northern Hub, having operated at the project since 2007!


We have multiple vacancies for the following skillsets:

  • Experienced Haul Truck Operators 
  • Experienced Multi-Skilled Operators 
  • Experienced Excavator Operators 

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the safe operation of heavy mobile plant equipment at Sonoma Mine. Collaborating closely with your team and wider site, you will deliver to achieve safe, high-quality results. These roles are working on a rotating 7-day on, 7-day off roster, alternating between day and night shifts (12-hour shifts)


  • Permanent full-time employment with the client at commencement
  • Excellent benefits & remuneration on offer!
  • Opportunity to earn up to $126,597.12 exc. super (skill dependant)
  • Plus - Up to $16,500 per year in retention attendance bonuses
  • Plus - Market Payments (skill dependant)
  • Even time 7:7 roster (12-hour shifts)
  • Free bus service available from Townsville
  • Camp accommodation close to mine site - 10 minutes down the road
  • Training and development support to upskill your career
  • Salary sacrifice options – Flights & novated leasing
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products

To be eligible for these positions, you are required to have the following:

  • A minimum of 12 months of experience in open-cut production mining operating relevant machinery
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Training Transcript signed by SSE or evidence of proficiency in relevant machinery
  • Standard 11 Certificate (willing to obtain)
  • Coal Board Medical (willing to obtain)
  • Proof of Australian working rights
  • Ability to pass a Pre-Employment Medical & undergo Drug and Alcohol testing prior to commencement


Contact our friendly recruitment team to discuss your suitability for this role on (07) 4952 5244, email your application to with the subject “ “Sonoma application” or apply via the link below. 

At Protech, we provide Great Work to Great People, taking the hassle out of work so you can focus on a job well done. We’ve got your back with:

  • Safe and reliable work.
  • Regular check-ins.
  • A ready, responsive and caring team.
  • Correct pay, on time.

As an equal opportunity employer, Protech provides opportunities with leading clients across construction, mining, asphalt, rail, warehousing and manufacturing and has branches in every state and territory. This means we can provide you with Great Work, no matter where you call home.