Trainee - Drill & Blast


Posted on:  2nd Apr 2024

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Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector, Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.  

We’re excited to launch our next intake for our Drill & Blast Traineeship Program, creating long term career paths within our Drill and Blast teams.  The traineeship program commences with a dedicated onboarding process at the Macmahon Head Office in Perth which will get you ready to mobilise to one of our operations.  You will build a solid base of knowledge and skills while working as a member of one of our site blast crews. Successful candidates could then further develop their skills and capability by finishing their 2-year training program as a qualified driller.      

So, what will it take to be successful in this role? 

  • A strong regard for your own and others safety  
  • Be a proactive, positive team player and ability to take direction 
  • Clear, concise verbal communication skills 
  • Tenacity and patience to work long shifts, in a challenging environment 
  • Physical fitness and an understanding that working outside in exposed weather conditions is part of the role 

To be considered for this opportunity we require the below: 

  • Valid C Class Manual Drivers Licence minimum 
  • Dangerous Good Security Card preferred but not essential 
  • Previous FIFO experience preferred but not essential 
  • Currently hold valid working rights within Australia 

Please note that we run a multiple stage selection process for this role. You may be required to complete a pre-employment questionnaire, complete online psychometric testing and a video interview as well as attend an Assessment Centre in our Perth Head Office.

Macmahon offers its’ people competitive remuneration package, a range of company benefits and discounts. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  

Applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation age or background 

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