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Title:  Plant Operator - Wilpinjong

Req ID:  1670
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Prep Plant

About the role:
We are currently seeking multiple Plant Operators to join our Wilpinjong Mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is an open cut mine located 40 kilometers northeast of Mudgee producing a high-quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.

Reporting to the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) Shift Supervisor, the Plant Operator will acquire the skills and qualifications to be able to operate machinery and fixed plant used to prepare coal for transportation to domestic power generators and export shipping terminals. 


Key duties of the role include, but not limited to: 


  • Undertake training to operate all areas of the Wash Plant in line with production schedules
  • Optimize safe production and quality
  • Carry out first response breakdown maintenance tasks
  • Monitor operational plant performance
  • Undertake training to operate stockpile dozers to reclaim operations and train loading
  • Maintain housekeeping to a high level which will involve manual labour


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on an equal time roster of 12.5-hour shifts allowing for a residential lifestyle in Mudgee or nearby towns.

Mudgee is located within the wine region of beautiful Country NSW and is surrounded to by World Heritage Wilderness.

This is a unique opportunity that will allow individuals to escape city life and explore what Mudgee has to offer including enjoying the countryside, bushwalking, exploring the charming surrounding towns and spending time by the Cudgegong River.


About you:

  • Have a strong safety and risk management focus
  • Have a positive attitude and good work ethic
  • Be an effective team player
  • Be willing to work on a 24/7 rotating shift roster
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety and the environment


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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