Underground Loader / Bogger Operator

  • Lifestyle friendly roster 8/6 - 7/7
  • FIFO Cairns or Townsville
  • DIDO + travel or local living allowance from Mt Isa or Cloncurry


About us

Evolution Mining has evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Our overriding priority is safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners, and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence, and respect.



This is a site-based position, working at our Ernest Henry operation. The Ernest Henry copper-gold operation (EHO) is a large-scale, long-life asset. The operation employs the sub-level caving extraction method. It is located 38km north-east of Cloncurry, Queensland on the traditional lands of the Mitakoodi people.


About the role

As a Loader / Bogger Operator, reporting to the Development Supervisor – your primary responsibility will be to safely operate a fleet of Underground Loaders for sub-level cave development loading activities via ore passes, crushers and / or trucks. You will also assist with general maintenance tasks related to your equipment as well as performing acting duties of other roles (service crew, bomber / relief, underground dump truck etc) when required.


About you

As a successful candidate you will have:

  • Proven experience operating large underground load haul dump units (LHDU) in a large scale mining operation – preferably Sandvik LH517/621 or equivalent i-series model.
  • Previous experience operating the Sandvik Automine System will be highly favourable, but not essential
  • A current manual driver’s licence
  • A strong commitment to consistent and safe production, utilising quality and best practice concepts;
  • The ability to encourage a safe and efficient working environment;
  • Previous experience in underground dump truck driving would be favourable, but not essential;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work autonomously and within a team; and
  • The ability to support and mentor other team members.


What we offer

At Evolution we offer a range of employee benefits, that we review on a regular basis, ensuring we are listening to what our employees want. If successful, you can expect to receive the following; competitive remuneration package, modern camp facilities with amenities such as a gym and swimming pool, company provided life insurance and income protection, share ownership plan, quarterly production bonus, ongoing access to health and medical wellbeing support, recognition and rewards programs and future opportunities to work interstate and overseas.


This role is offered to locals living in Cloncurry with a bonus local living allowance or DIDO for those in Mt Isa with a travel allowance on an 8/6 (days) - 7/7 (nights) roster.

Alternatively, FIFO is also an option from Cairns or Townsville on an 8/6 (days) - 7/7 (nights) roster.


More about Evolution

Evolution operates wholly owned mines across Australia and Canada.


Click the links below to learn more about Ernest Henry and the Evolution Mining journey:

Our Story - Evolution Mining - https://evolutionmining.com.au/our-story/

Ernest Henry Operations - https://evolutionmining.com.au/ernest-henry/


Evolution recognises that climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing all of us and that we need to take serious action if we are to have a future business, clean and productive environment and healthy society. Evolution supports the Paris Agreement and is committed to be nett zero by 2050, and an interim target of reducing our emissions by 30% by 2030.


We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing safe and inclusive work environments which allow our employees to be themselves. We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth.


We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


As part of the application process, Evolution will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role.