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Title:  CHPP Operator Maintainer

Req ID:  3231
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Prep Plant

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPPOperator with experience OR an electrical or mechanical tradesperson, who would like to build variety in their career, 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.  We have a mine life currently in the 2030s and are exploring options and designs to expand that for another decade.

Reporting to the CHPP Shift Supervisor, the scope of your role will be to operate all areas of the Coal Preparation plant in line with production schedules whilst working within a small crew.

The majority of trade work is completed by external contractors on planned regular shutdowns, so this is more of a processing and first pass maintaining / trade role with good variety.


Endeavouring to provide variety in the day, rotating the CHPP tasks through the day, duties will include:

  • Operate and monitor the preparation plant to optimise production.
  • Identify, report and act on all hazards.
  • Perform first response breakdown maintenance tasks as required.
  • Operate stockpile dozers to manage the product coal stockpile, reclaim operations and train loading in line with schedules and blend parameters
  • Maintain CHPP equipment as requested during scheduled maintenance periods.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all areas of the CHPP and Train Loadout.


The lifestyle:
This position is offered on a family-friendly rotating panel 5:4 even time roster with a mix of days and nights, which really lets you take advantage from a residential lifestyle in nearby Mudgee district. 

Nestled between rolling hills, Mudgee blends the old with the new, the rural with the cosmopolitan, and the laid-back with the adventurous. Catering to a range of interests for all ages, we have numerous sporting clubs with proud histories (including league, union, rugby, cricket, netball, basketball, horse racing & golf to name a few), art precincts, we're hemmed in by national parks, have a selection of public and private schools, a well-resourced hospital and a never ending series of events, with an evergrowing and varied list of things to do.

With 6 weeks annual leave, this role really allows you to have the most amazing time with friends and family, enjoying the region or getting away, with only a 3 hour drive to Sydney or the coast. Mudgee airport flies to Sydney, Newcastle or Cobar, with the close by Dubbo Airport adding the destinations of Brisbane, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Walgett, Bourke & Lightning Ridge.

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 benefits:

  • Reduce tax through salary sacrifice options, including up to 50% of your home loan interest / rent PLUS utilities, such as electricity, water etc;
  • Novated vehicle leasing available;
  • Discounted Private Health;
  • Over 2,000 Health and Lifestyle benefits with WHEREFIT;
  • Employee recognition program;
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family.


About you:

  • Candidate must have either
    • CHPP Processing experience OR
    • an electrical or mechanical trade qualification & a desire to learn
  • Ability to communicate effectively and share knowledge and information.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and effectively resolve conflicts with fellow team members.
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure.
  • Able to take accountability for their own work and development.


About Peabody:

Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy and steel. We employ around 5,500 people across our operations in the United States and Australia, serving customers in 26 countries.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future. We have set a company-wide ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

People are at the core of Peabody's ability to deliver business results and serve our communities and we offer an inclusive work environment that engages, recognises, and develops it employees. We strive to create a safe and healthy work culture where all employees are treated with fairness and respect and are supported and engaged.

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