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Title:  Shift Engineer - Mechanical

Req ID:  3239
City:  Moranbah
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4744
Department:  Operations

About the role: 

We are currently seeking Mechanical Shift Engineers for our North Goonyella mine. Our North Goonyella mine is an underground longwall mine located 160 kilometers west of Mackay producing a premium quality, high strength coking coal for export markets.

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, your role will be to provide onshift engineering management to ensure safe and efficient mine operations through routine inspections, repairs, installations and maintenance of mining machinery. 


Duties will include:

  • Ensure underground mining maintenance activities are carried out in accordance with Health and Safety management plans by demonstrating your commitment to safety as a way of life, including the use of risk assessments, hazard identification and other safety requirement relevant to the role
  • Ensuring high compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements and all Peabody and North Goonyella site policies and procedures
  • Ensure all statutory inspections and maintenance tooling/safety equipment is maintained and periodic calibrations/inspections are recorded Ensure underground equipment compliance aligns with site standards
  • Provide engineering and maintenance support for the mechanical tradespersons
  • Coordinate maintenance activities
  • Execute underground mine maintenance plans in consultation with the shift undermanager by leading the crew to ensure planned and allocated tasks are performed in a safe and competent manner to achieve specified targets
  • Provide leadership and direction to maintenance tradespersons, including competency and authorisations, to meet operational requirements
  • Liaising with OEMS regarding breakdowns and fault finding
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Complete the engineering review process to assist the process engineers in understanding equipment unplanned delays
  • Carry out incident investigation in conjunction with statutory officials to determine root cause and provide recommendations. Be aware of incident types that are classed as notifiable and manage accordingly.
  • Carry out safety interactions paying particular attention to complex tasks and less experience personnel.
  • Inspect and maintain a high level of housekeeping standards during your daily underground rounds.
  • Show a high level of supervision and hazard awareness on a daily basis.
  • Create a matrix of the trades’ competencies on your shift, identify and organise training requirements to maintain these competencies.
  • Provide supervision on breakdowns or complex tasks depending on level of difficulty and experience of the tradesmen.
  • Coach and mentor tradesmen including apprentices.
  • Manage contractors ensuring they have relevant competencies, work permits, risk management and supervision


The lifestyle:
This role is a permanent opportunity and is offered as a 7:7 day/night roster with FIFO and DIDO options.

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 you:

  • Desired qualifications in Explosion Protected Diesel Engine (DES) 
  • Previous experience supervising the repair and maintenance of underground mining equipment is essential.
  • S1, S2, S3 and G2 qualifications
  • Proficient with a computerised maintenance management systems (sap), MS Office and project  management software
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety
  • Demonstrated problem solving and a Positive, Can Do Attitude
  • Proven leadership, communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to read and interpret maintenance plans, as well correct deviations and modify plans where appropriate
  • The ability to work a varying shift pattern



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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