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Mine Expansion: How to Score one of 600 jobs with Aquila

GLOBAL mining giant Anglo American has already started recruiting for a number of roles following its announcement last week of a US$226 million expansion to its metallurgical coal operation in the Bowen Basin.

Aquila is an underground hard coking coal mine near Middlemount, expected to extend the life of Anglo American’s existing Capcoal underground operations by six years, to 2028, and transform it into “one of the most technologically advanced underground mines in the world”.

It will also continue to optimise the Capcoal complex, which includes Anglo American’s Capcoal Open Cut Mine, underground Grasstree operations and associated infrastructure.

With the mine expected to have a peak workforce of about 600 people, including employees and contractors, the Daily Mercury has the lowdown on how you can land a job at the Aquila project.

  • Project controls specialist
  • Cost controller
  • Mining engineer

To apply for these roles, and future roles as they become available, visit the ‘Careers’ section of Anglo American’s website.

An Anglo American spokeswoman said there would be a staged workforce transition from Grasstree Mine to Aquila as work was completed at Grasstree, with a contractor workforce supporting early development and construction works. Read more


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