Underground Coal Production Worker (Former Employee) – Mackay QLD – 25 June 2017
great job to learn new and interesting skills underground work can be very challenging but everybody as a role to play and with a great management team and a great work group we overcame some major achievements FIFO was very difficult missed the family and dogs pay was good and have made some great friends
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Illawarra NSW – 4 January 2017
Worst paying contractor in Illawarra. Promised workers that they were guaranteed work when new contract secured, did not inform that this was on the proviso they accept and sign a contract that was around $15000 a year less for 40 hour week day night shift than pay originally - liars and grubs. This contract triggered nearly all current workers to refuse to sign and walk away. If you have any sense you will realise all you will ever get from this mob is deceipt and continually lowered pay and conditions.
Lies, deceipt, contempt of workers and lowest pay of all mine contractors.
Underground Fitter (Former Employee) – Lake Macquarie, NSW / Bowen Basin coalfields, QLD – 27 October 2014
Learning about the coal mining environment, processes and machinery. Facing challenges everyday, and approaching them with a safety focussed attitude. Hardest parts - temperamental machinery, managing strata conditions.. Most enjoyable - crew mateship and achieving goals as a team and individually. Staying safe in a challenging environment.
arrive for work 30 mins early, ensure all correct ppe is on myself, attend pre-shift meeting with mine manage and discussing any safety concerns, then break off into a development meeting, given an overview of work to be done for the shift, I worked with employees of the mine. the hardest part of the job was the dust and the heat. the most enjoyable part of the job was ending the day knowing I had completed my jobs safely according to site rules
miner (Current Employee) – emerald – 20 January 2013
coal mining for a contractor quite a rollercoaster ride as our jobs are being cut alot earlier then we were previously told.equall time rosters are great most workers get along as well as management.Typical day at work is dirty,wet and hot.
boilermaker (Current Employee) – North Rockhampton Qld – 17 September 2012
A typical day at work involves building heavy equipment for the under ground coal mines.ive learned a great deal in the time that ive been working there.my fellow co workers are a great team to work with.I find the work at mastermyne very interesting.the best part of the job is seeing the finished product being sent out to the mines.