Bogger Operator – Mt Monger, Kalgoorlie
There are a number of roles associated with underground mining and Nadine Linnartz is familiar with many of them. Since she joined GBF in September 2018, she has been trained on nippering, service crew and charge up securing her shotfirers permit, authorising her to use explosives underground.
Nadine is currently a bogger operator at the Silverlake Resources Mt Monger operations in Kalgoorlie. This is a physically demanding job operating in dark and damp conditions and one that Nadine thrives in. For those less familiar with this piece of machinery, a bogger is an underground front end loader that removes waste material, loading the material into trucks that transport the waste to a stock pile on the surface of the operation. Nadine operates a bogger and other machinery in confined spaces and ensures she keeps a tidy work environment for her co-workers.
“Mining is such an exciting industry, it’s completely different from anything I’ve ever been involved in before. I appreciate the opportunities that have so far come my way to progress my career with Macmahon–GBF,” said Nadine.
Originally from Germany, Nadine worked as a mechanical engineer. Her skills and previous experience have her well placed to succeed in mining where she’s looking to increase her qualifications to include mine engineering.
“Macmahon–GBF provides a close knit, multiskilled working environment that enables people to better themselves. If you’re looking to become more independent and gain new skills that allow you to build on your foundations, look no further.”
Nadine is now a proud Australian permanent resident who encourages all women considering a career in mining to just go for it. “Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented, work hard and be confident in your ability and you will be successful.”