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Title:  Blast Crew - Shot Firer

Req ID:  3019
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2855
Department:  Mine Operations

About the role: 
An opportunity exists for an experienced Shot Firer to join our Drill and Blast Team 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.


Reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor, this role is responsible for the following:

  • Demonstrate safe behaviours and provide visible safe leadership to team members
  • Fulfill the statutory Short firer requirements for the mine
  • Load of Blast holes to Design
  • Comply with relevant Regulations and Workcover
  • Tie up Plans and Cost monitoring
  • Ordering and receiving of bulk explosive products
  • Managing inventory levels of explosive accessories
  • Security Management of the reload and magazine
  • Audits against company standards


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster and can allow for a residential lifestyle in nearby Mudgee district. 

For a taste of what a fantastic 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
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family
  • Novated vehicle leasing available
  • Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT).


About you:

  • Must hold NSW BEUL and have NSW Security Clearance
  • 3-5 years’ experience in open cut mining operations within the coal industry
  • A staunch commitment to safety and continuous improvement as a way of life
  • Excellent verbal and Written communication skills.


About Peabody:

Peabody is a world leader in providing products for producing 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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