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Title:  Mechanical Fitter (CHPP)

Req ID:  2820
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Prep Plant

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Day Shift Mechanical Fitter to join our Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) team at our Wilpinjong Mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is an open cut mine located 40 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high-quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.

Reporting to the CHPP Mechanical Supervisor, the Day Shift Mechanical Fitter will acquire the skills and qualifications to be able to maintain 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: 

  • Monitor and optimise plant availability
  • Perform planned and breakdown maintenance tasks on all CHPP equipment
    • Fault-finding and repairing mechanical plant and equipment
    • Ensure all work is performed to trade standards and meets high standards
  • Complete necessary documentation, risk assessments and work orders
  • Carry out first response breakdown maintenance tasks
  • Monitor operational plant performance


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.  


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Peabody Energy also offers the following:

  • Exceptional relocation benefits with a possible lump sum payment of one months salary
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family
  • Novated vehicle leasing available
  • Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT).
  • Employee recognition program

About you:

  • Mechanical/Maintenance Fitter Trade Certificate or similar
  • Confined spaces, forklift and working at heights (preferred)
  • Honest and flexible attitude to tasks and required hours
  • Hands on approach to work, ability to 'get hands dirty'
  • Welding (Mig, Tig and Arc) and fabrication (highly desired)
  • Hydraulics service/ repair (highly desired)
  • Have a strong safety and risk management focus
  • Be an effective team player


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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