Vacation Student / Mining Engineer

Full Time



RUC Mining Contractors are an established Western Australian Underground Contractor who is part of the global Murray & Roberts Group and is a diversified underground mining contractor with an extensive portfolio Development, Production, Shaft Sinking and Raiseboring projects throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific.


RUC Mining Contractors is seeking to engage vacation students that are busy with their Mining Degree, that will be available as from December - January for vacation work.

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Hands on position in all areas of mechanised mining, raisedrilling and shaftsinking

  • Remaining adaptable and flexible when provided with other duties

About the role: 

  • The Winding Engine Driver is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the shaft winder for the haulage of ore, persons and materials during a shift

  • Conduct pre-start inspections and complete associated paperwork daily

  • Manage/regulate speed of winder in a timely and even manner

  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately

  • Ensure all materials are used and all waste is disposed of in an environmentally approved manner 

  • Maintain a clean cabin and ensure that there are no loose objects in the cabin, railings surrounding the machine, and gates are closed in the winder room

To be considered, you will possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified Mining Engineer or in final year in Mining Engineering

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Word & Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills

  • Valid C Class Drivers licence

  • Permanent Resident of Western Australia

  • Candidates will be required to pass a pre employment and be able to apply for a current National Police Clearance.


We are seeking highly motivated, hard working individuals who can work in a team environment but meet individual performance targets within a dynamic and growing organisation. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing a career in Underground Mine Contracting.

RUC Mining is an equal opportunity Employer and we are involved in all facets of underground development and construction both domestically and internationally, for information on RUC Mining visit

If this sounds like a role that would be suited to you, please click 'Apply'. below - If you are applying via Email, please attach your CV and a Covering Letter.

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