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Cablebolt Operator - Olympic Dam

Department Redpath Australia Pty Ltd.

Date Posted 6/11/2020

Position Type Full Time

Reference No. 1106-2579-MPL

LocationRoxby Downs, South Australia, Australia


  • Family friendly FIFO roster!
  • FIFO from Adelaide and Capital Cities
  • Largest Underground mines in Australia


About Redpath

The Redpath Group is a leading mining contractor with projects throughout Australia and the globe.


We specialise in shaft sinking, mine development, contract mining, raiseboring, underground construction, coal, engineering & technical services and speciality services. We are committed to providing an environment in which all our employees can excel while achieving our vision of Safety - First, Last and Always.


About the role and Project

This is your opportunity to join our dedicated Redpath team at one of the largest underground mines in Australia. Olympic Dam Mine, operated by the largest mining company in the world, BHP is approximately 550km North-West of Adelaide mining copper, gold and uranium. As part of the Redpath team you will be involved in the mining operation providing the safe delivery of development, ground support, services and equipment maintenance through the utilisation of 40 major items of plant, 3 maintenance workshops and specialist modern tooling. As the largest contractor on site you will gain valuable experience to help grow your career. The position will work a 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off rotating roster working 12hr shifts. Locals from Roxby Downs and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply or FIFO available from Capital Cities.



  • Clearly interpret production targets and schedules and work pro-actively to achieve the targets, with Redpath supervisors, within the allotted timeframe;
  • Be responsible for the whole cable bolting process and ensure that enough raw materials and drill consumables are available on the job site at the start of shift;


Skills & Experience

  • Cablebolt drill experience with Sandvik experience highly regarded;
  • Ability to read and understand cable bolt layouts;
  • Strong knowledge & understanding of ground support standards;
  • Current manual Drivers Licence;
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates would be highly regarded;
  • Current working at heights ticket highly regarded;
  • Current  High Risk Dogging (DG) or Vehicle Loading Crane (CV) Licence would be highly regarded
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written;
  • A safety approach in keeping with Redpath's motto Safety - First, Last and Always.



Redpath is committed to encouraging employees to explore and maximise their innovation in a manner complimentary to company values.

As an equal opportunity employer, Redpath is sensitive to the importance of diversity in the workplace and supports this through a work environment committed to gender equality and cultural diversity. We welcome applications from candidates willing to join a collaborative team and encourage women to apply for the advertised position.


How to apply

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” prompt quoting the reference number 1106-2579-MPL


If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers is an equal opportunity employer.