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Title:  Light Vehicle Diesel Mechanic

Req ID:  3140
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Maintenance

Wilpinjong are in the middle of an exciting phase as we strive for operational excellence. We have a mine life in the 2030s and have a collaboration of teammates looking to extend that to the 2040s. Our rosters allow for people to be present in the lives of their family and / or the surrounding community. Located 58 kilometres northeast of the country charm of historical Mudgee, the mine produces high quality thermal coal for both the export and domestic markets.

With our refreshed superintendent, supervisor and LH team, now starting to kick some real goals, we have now bringing Diesel Light Vehicle and Ancillary plant mechanical responsibilities inhouse.

The Light Vehicle Mechanic team will maintain a fleet of mine spec light vehicles, medium trucks, trailers and ancillary equipment.  We are looking to add to our team with those whom have solid diagnostic experience with the ability to repair, or if necessary, replace parts.  


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 race & golf to name a few), art precincts, it’s surrounded by national parks, has a selection of public and private schools, a well-resourced hospital and a never ending series of events. I mean check out this list of constantly updated things to do!! (

Our roster 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:

  • 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:

Previous work history and practical experience as a Diesel Light Vehicle Mechanic on mine-sites, with

  • a Light Vehicle trade;
  • experience with
    • performing comprehensive vehicle fitments and modifications as required;
    • removing and disassembling of engine, both petrol and diesels;
    • gearbox rebuilds;
  • drivers licence, manual and HR preferred;
  • the ability to Plan and coordinate the repair and maintenance tasks for motor vehicles
  • Air-Conditioning ticket highly advantageous;
  • Some maintenance planning and parts management experience;
  • good attitude with strong work ethic;
  • the ability to carry out basic auto electrical work
  • evidence to demonstrate a commitment to safety as a way of life;
  • knowledge of conducting safety inspections and completing JSEAs, risk assessments and permits;
  • the ability to maintain a high standard of housekeeping;
  • a commitment to be an effective team player, including a positive attitude;
  • strong problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • ideally, the following desirable tickets -
    • Working at Heights;
    • High Risk EWP;
    • High Risk Forklift;
    • Confined space;
    • CN Non Slewing Crane / Franna.


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.

Take the first step toward a rewarding career working with us at Peabody Jobs (

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