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Title:  Ventilation Officer

Req ID:  3406
City:  Moranbah
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4744
Department:  Operations

About the role: 

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Ventilation Officer join our North Goonyella (Eaglefield Mine).  Our Eaglefield 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 Technical Services Manager, you will be responsible for driving safety performance, while providing support and advice to the Eaglefield team on all facets of design, ventilation and gas monitoring.  


About the Role:

This is a statutory position and includes the following responsibilities

  • All Statutory and Legislative requirements that fall under the Ventilation Officers role as per related legislation, regulation and guidelines
  • Manage and organise the short, medium and long term ventilation requirements of the mine
  • Prepare monthly ventilation reports
  • Undertake ventilation changes as required
  • Manage the day to day effectiveness of the mine ventilation
  • Develop detailed safe work procedures as required
  • Participate in safety investigations as required
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of relevant costs and analyse to achieve optimal outcomes for the complex
  • Identify significant variances from budgeted costs & escalate issues and solutions to the General Manager
  • Ensure that assets are managed effectively to achieve budget utilisation rates
  • Operational management of contractors used on site
  • Develop and implement new initiatives and programs

About You:

  • Drive a strong safety and risk management focus
  • Ventilation Officers Qualification and at least 2 year’s experience in an underground longwall coal mining environment.
  • Mining Engineer Degree or equivalent
  • Workplace Training and Assessing and G3 Risk Management Certificates desirable
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements and understanding of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of hazard management process
  • Knowledge of gas characteristics as they relate to an underground coal mining operation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience using SAP/Vulcan is highly desirable


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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