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Title:  Maintenance Superintendent

Req ID:  668
City:  Mackay
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4740
Department:  Maintenance


About the company

Peabody was founded in 1883 and has grown to be the world’s leading pure-play coal company.  We employ over 7,000 people and have 23 operations in the United States and Australia serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products.  Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

Peabody is a globally diverse company which offers an inclusive work environment to engage, recognise and develop employees. The company values the power of inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage and is committed to increasing the number of diverse employees throughout its Australian operations.  We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment.

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Superintendent to join our Coppabella mine site. Our Coppabella Moorvale mine complex consists of two open-cut mine operations located approximately 140 kilometers southwest of Mackay that produce premium low-volatile pulverised coal (LV-PCI) for export markets.

Reporting to the Maintenance & Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading your team of maintenance personnel to ensure the highest level of technical support is provided for maintenance on site. You will lead the mobile maintenance team by applying “Best Practice” techniques to deliver safe, productive & reliable equipment to the Mining Operations team.

Duties will include:

  • Provide dynamic leadership alongside of promoting behaviours in line with Peabody’s company values.
  • Actively promote the four pillars of the Peabody Leadership Model (Inspire, Innovate, Execute, Collaborate)
  • Lead and deliver safe and efficient maintenance by driving a safety first approach and incorporate leading indicators including hazard identification, risk management and Safety Interactions
  • Execute maintenance activities in accordance with the Equipment Maintenance Strategies, focusing on planned maintenance, work order management and service to all site stakeholders.
  • Minimise production downtime & scheduled maintenance through effective planning/delegation techniques
  • Provide clear direction, guidance, coaching and mentoring to ensure your team deliver all business objectives
  • Develop a continuous improvement pipeline to deliver solutions that enhance business outcomes
  • Engage with external stakeholders, OEMs and Maintenance professionals from other Peabody sites

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 or Nebo), DIDO or FIFO lifestyle.  Employees living residentially may have access to a $15,000 housing allowance and may have the ability to salary sacrifice up to 50% of rental payments.
About You:

  • Relevant Trades qualification Or Engineering Degree.
  • Proven experience in building, leading and mentoring high performing teams in an open cut environment
  • Extensive knowledge of effective planning and execution processes for mobile equipment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with the development of an annual maintenance budget and the management of expenditure/cost management on a monthly basis
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and computerised maintenance management systems (SAP experience is highly desirable)
  • Extensive knowledge of equipment condition monitoring practices
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety

At Peabody, we:

  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Offer a reward and recognition program
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation

Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.

Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.

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Please apply directly as submissions from recruitment agencies will not be considered without prior approval.  All applications will be treated as highly confidential and will not be disclosed beyond HR and the hiring manager.


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