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Title:  Auto Electrician

Req ID:  3141
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Maintenance

About the role:
We are currently seeking an experienced Auto Electrician at our Wilpinjong Mine. 


Our Wilpinjong Mine is an open-cut mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.  Wilpinjong uncovers and mines coal utilising dozer push and truck and shovel methods and last year sold 14 million tons of coal.  The fleet at Wilpinjong mine includes CAT 789, 793, 785 and Terex MT400 trucks, 16M & 14M graders, D10 and D11 dozers and Liebherr 9350, 9400,CAT 6060 and Hitachi 5500 excavators. 


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will complete planned and unplanned maintenance of Peabody mining equipment as directed by the Leading Hand / Supervisor to the required standards.   You will also comply with all site and statutory OH&S regulations and maintain a strong focus on safety for yourself and others including the use of site safety systems.


Duties will include:

  • Completing both scheduled and breakdown servicing on a variety of mining machinery
  • Fault finding, conducting repairs, undertake preventative maintenance
  • Minimise production downtime
  • Actively engage in the continuous improvement program
  • Ensure all Peabody safety procedures are followed to maintain a safe workplace


The lifestyle:
This position is offered on a lifestyle roster and can allow for a residential lifestyle in nearby Mudgee district. 


For a taste of what an amazing place Mudgee is to live, work and play, watch the video below *[video courtesy of Mudgee Region Tourism]

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
  • Employees living locally may have the ability to salary sacrifice up to 50% of mortgage interest or rental payments.


About you:

The successful candidate will have an Auto Electrician Trade Qualification and proven knowledge conducting safety inspections and completing JSEA’s, Risk assessments and Permits. They will also have:

  • Post-trade experience, preferably working on mobile equipment
  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical
  • Air Conditioning system servicing and licence
  • Excellent diagnostic and schematic reading knowledge
  • High level of initiative and flexibility
  • A demonstrated commitment to safe work practices and safety as a way of life
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a rotating shift or permanent day basis


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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