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Title:  Mechanical Engineering Manager

Req ID:  4012
City:  Glenden
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4743
Department:  Mechanical Engineering

Centurion is more than a mine—it’s a mission. Owned and operated by Peabody Energy. Join a team united in the pursuit of excellence, determined to make our mark in the coal sector. Centurion is committed to investing in the best people, world class equipment and setting the highest safety and production standards in the industry.

With a mine life of over 20 years, Centurion poised to set new benchmarks in underground coal mining, emphasising safety and production excellence.


At Peabody we’re proud to produce coal that plays an essential role in not only powering the world but in building the worlds infrastructure. The premium metallurgical coal from Centurion is a key component in steelmaking vital for infrastructure development.

We’re committed to reviving this world-class operation, with development coal production targeted for early 2024 and longwall coal production expected in 2026.


About the role:

Peabody are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineering Manager join our Centurion underground mine, Our Centurion mine is located 160 kilometres west of Mackay. For more information on Centurion visit (


Reporting to the Manager Engineering and Maintenance your responsibilities will include but not limited to:  

  • Managing and Coordinating repairs as per TARP for Asset Related Production Delays
  • Providing clear, concise instruction to Overhaul engineers (Quality / Quantity / Resources / Time)
  • Supervision of mechanical tasks as required.
  • Ensuring Control & Management of contractors and coal mine personnel performing mechanical work (leave, attendance, performance, and reporting management)
  • Ownership of the mechanical portions of the Maintenance Management system
  • Providing clear, concise instruction to direct reports (Quality / Quantity / Resources / Time)
  • Ensuring that all relevant sections pertaining to mechanical work, both explicit and implicit, of the Queensland Coal Mining Safety & Health Act and Regulations, are compiled within.
  • Developing, in conjunction with the Projects and Maintenance Engineers, capital maintenance plan in relation to major refurbishments, replacements and upgrades of mechanical assets. 

About you:

Requirements for the position:

  • Relevant Mechanical Trades qualification.
  • Mechanical Engineering Diploma/ Degree
  • Reliability Engineering certificate
  • Tertiary qualifications in Maintenance & Asset Management
  • Mechanical Engineering certificate of competence.
  • S1, S2, S3 Supervisory competences
  • G2 Competences
  • ICAM and/or RCA certificate of competence




  • Minimum 10 years post trade maintenance experience with fixed & mobile mining equipment.
  • 5 years underground coal mining experience in a supervisory role for engineering and/or maintenance.
  • Experience in Planning & Execution Techniques
  • High level of understanding and knowledge of CMMS (SAP) systems.
  • Equipment reliability trending analyst
  • Interpretation of Oil & Filter reports
  • Interpretation of VA & thermography reports
  • Continuous Improvement methodology
  • Knowledge of conducting safety inspections and completing JSEA’s, Risk assessments & Permits.


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a 9-day fortnight (Monday to Friday, Monday to Thursday) roster and can allow for a residential (Moranbah) DIDO or FIFO lifestyle. 

Peabody Energy also offers the following:

  • Exceptional relocation benefits with a possible lump sum payment of one months salary
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family
  • Novated vehicle leasing available
  • Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT)
  • Employee recognition program


About Peabody:

Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy & steel. We employ approximately 5,500 people across our operations in the United States & Australia, serving customers in 26 countries.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future.


Safety is our first value. In 2022, Peabody’s Total Recordable Incident Frequency Rate was 1.13. People are at the core of Peabody's ability to deliver business results and serve our communities. We offer an inclusive work environment that engages, recognizes, and develops it employees. We strive to create a safe and healthy work culture where all employees are treated with fairness and respect.

Take the first step toward a rewarding career working with us at: Peabody Jobs ( 


EEO Disclaimer: Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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