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Title:  HD Diesel Fitter - Open Cut Mining

Req ID:  2028
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2855
Department:  Maintenance

About the role:

As a result of continued growth, we are currently seeking to expand our team of Mechanical Fitters at our Wilpinjong mine. Located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee, the mine produces high quality thermal coal for both the export and domestic markets.

Mining is undertaken using a dozer, truck and excavator fleet which includes CAT 789, 793, 785 and Terex MT400 trucks, CAT 16M & 14M graders, CATD10 and D11 dozers and Liebherr 9350, 9400 and CAT 6060 excavators.

Across 4 panel, lifestyle roster crews, each under the guidance of engaged and highly experienced leading hands and supervisors (regularly promoted from within), who ensure our fitters have the necessary resources, tools, and support to carry out their work effectively.

Our team of fitters complete planned and unplanned maintenance of Peabody mining equipment, and are generally split into workshop or field-based maintenance sections.


Duties will include:

  • Perform repairs, maintenance, and inspections on mobile machinery to ensure optimal working condition;
  • Prioritise and undertake specified and/or general work to the required standard and within timeframes;
  • Work with the planning and scheduling teams to assist us in increasing our lofty reliability and availability targets;
  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthy work environment;
  • Minimise production downtime;
  • Using libraries such as SIS;
  • Participate in and complete shift change, site meetings, communications or reporting requirements to the required standard;
  • Actively engage in the in the Continuous Improvement Program;
  • Compliance with site Safety and Health Management system requirements (for example risk management, SOPs, permits, work instructions etc.).


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a family-friendly rotating panel roster with a mix of days and nights, which is suited to 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:

  • Reduce tax through salary sacrifice options, including up to 50% of you 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:

  • Experience in maintaining and servicing excavators, off-highway trucks, graders, dozers, loaders, and drills;
  • Australian recognised Trade Certificate - Plant Mechanic, Automotive Heavy Vehicle, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Duty Trade Qualification / Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment / Plant Mechanic Certificate III Heavy or similar;
  • Knowledge of conducting safety inspections and completing JSEAs, risk assessments and permits;
  • Excellent diagnostic and repair skills;
  • A commitment to be an effective team player, including having a positive attitude;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders to ensure jobs are completed on time and to a quality standard;
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • A champion, safety-focused mindset demonstrated by proactively promoting safety protocols and procedures, creating a safe work environment for your crew mates, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations;
  • Forklift, Dogging and Working at Heights desirable.


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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