Transport Operators

Looking for a challenging and rewarding career as a Transport Operator Join the ‘wild side’ of the oil and gas industry here at Wild Desert.

Whether you are new to driving, looking for a career change, or have decades of experience, there is a place for you on our team. We are a family owned and operated business that started from the ground up in Roma, QLD. Since our founding in 2005, we have expanded from 1 to 15 rigs, 1 to 45 prime movers, and 1 to 10 camps. But it is our team growth that we pride ourselves on the most, from 2 people in 2005 to 400 people today. We are not done growing, and we want you to jump on board.

As a Transport Operator at Wild Desert, you are provided with accommodation at our very own onsite camps (including meals & laundry), on-the-job training, genuine career progression, a fun yet hard-working team environment, and a fleet of trucks we pride ourselves on. You’ll find yourself behind the wheel of Western Star’s, Kenworth’s, Mack’s, and International Transtar’s – mostly 18-speed classics, and some modern automatics.

There is the option to work from our QLD depot in Roma, or our SA depot in Moomba.

    Roster & Locations

    Roma, QLD

    • Drive-in drive-out
    • Choose between a 2 weeks on/2 weeks off or 20 days on/10 days off roster

    Moomba, SA

    • Fly-in fly-out from Toowoomba, Roma, or Adelaide
    • 20 days on/10 days off roster

    About the Job

    • Assist with the variety of jobs we carry out, including but not limited to; rig moves, stores deliveries, fuel deliveries, rig support, stock lick deliveries, potable water deliveries, septic removal, frac water carting, etc.
    • Take pride in the Primemover you are operating by maintaining a high standard of cleanliness.
    • Carrying out general maintenance, greasing, washing, changing tyres, etc.
    • Follow instructions from your transport supervisor.
    • Work well both independently and in our close team environments.
    • Adapt to camp living & prime mover as required.


    • MC Licence 
    • Road Train experience
    • Capability to work away-from-home
    • Ability to pass Aust Roads medical (including drug & alcohol screen)

    Ideally, you will have

    • 18 speed road ranger experience an advantage 
    • Mechanical knowledge
    • Competent abilities in Bed Truck operation and maintenance with an MC Licence
    • Smartphone Skills for Using an App