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Title:  Mechanical Tradesperson - Heavy Diesel

Req ID:  2416
City:  Moranbah
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4744
Department:  Maintenance

About the role: 

We are currently seeking Heavy Diesel Mechanics at our Moorvale Mine.  Our Coppabella Moorvale mine complex consists of three 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 Supervisor, the scope of your role will be to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and adherence to safe and efficient work practices.


Duties will include:

  • Compliance with site Safety and Health Management system requirements (including risk management, SOP’s, permits, work instructions etc.).
  • Prioritise and undertake specified and/or general work to the required standard and within timeframes
  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthy work environment.
  • Minimise production downtime.
  • Participate in shift change, site meetings, communications or reporting requirements to the required standard.
  • Actively engage in the in the Peabody Continuous Improvement Program.


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a 7/7 Day/Night rotating roster allowing for a residential, DIDO or FIFO lifestyle.


About you:

The successful candidate will hold a recognized Mechanical Trade Qualification and have experience in an open cut mining maintenance environment. You will also have:


  • Previous experience working on mobile equipment including but not limited to, Caterpillar 6060 and Hitachi 5500 Hydraulic excavators, Komatsu 830E and Unit Rig MT4400 electric drive trucks. Caterpillar 785/793 trucks, Pit dewatering pumps and Caterpillar Ancillary support equipment.
  • Experience with defect inspections, SAP work management systems.
  • A Continuous Improvement commitment and positive attitude towards change.
  • An ability to utilize a broad skill set including 24v electrical along with Medium and light vehicle repairs.
  • A strong commitment to workplace safety procedures and disciplines.
  • 3yrs HME experience.
  • Motivated and hard working with a professional attitude.
  • High Risk Work Licence (e.g., Forklift, EWP, Non-Slew Crane), HR Truck Licence, Working at heights/Confined spaces highly regarded.


About Peabody:


Peabody is a world-leader in providing products for the production of affordable, reliable steel and energy to customers in 15 countries on five continents. We employ over 4,900 people, have 18 operations in the United States and Australia and in 2021 we restored 2400 acres of land. When you work with us, you are working with a team of professionals around the world who are committed to making a difference for themselves, their families, and their communities.


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 operations. We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment

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