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Title:  Mine Dispatcher

Req ID:  3836
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Mine Operations

About the role:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Dispatch Controller to join the Mine Monitor and Control team at Peabody’s Wilpinjong’s mine. Working the 5:4 lifestyle roster, as a dispatcher you will play a key role in working with our established dispatch team in maintaining the steady flow, whilst looking to drive the efficiency and effectiveness of your mine production team.

Our Wilpinjong mine is a relatively low strip open-cut coal mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets. We use predominately truck & excavator mining and dozer bulk pushing in our overburden, coal and rehab operations primarily utilising CAT mechanical fleet.

Proving great stability to our employees, we have a mine life in the 2030s, 67M Tonnes of proven and probable coal and a great collaboration of teammates looking to extend our mine life out to the decades. Across the entire operation's stakeholder teams in plant operations, maintenance, engineering and production, we are looking for those who will deliver to plan, work effectively and collaboratively in delivering an outcome of excellence and assisting us in our innovation.

Working closely with the senior crew supervisor, our crew dispatcher will have the opportunity to positively effect production output through the fleet management system by understanding and continually tweaking prioritisation. They will be supported by a MMC (mine monitor and control) coordinator in providing guidance, system upskilling and troubleshooting issues.

The role also offers the opportunity for career development for the right candidate.


Duties for the Dispatch team will include:

  • Set and demonstrate a proactive approach to health, safety and environmental standards and ensure a safe working environment is maintained.
  • Engage with a crew full of diverse personalities to deliver monthly and daily plans with high levels of conformance.
  • Ensure that equipment stoppages and delays are recorded and provide coordination to ensure prompt action by the Shift and Maintenance Supervisors.
  • Support supervisors and operators utilise equipment resources to achieve the mine plan and production targets.
  • Assist in optimising mining activities by providing operational coordination through the effective use of the fleet management system as part of the shift management team along with production, drill & blast and Maintenance Supervisors and Leading Hands.
  • Ensure the equipment stoppages and delays are planned and coordinated to reduce impact to the production cycle.
  • Coordinate and monitor equipment operator breaks and ensure equipment is refuelled and equipment delivered for planned maintenance.
  • Be an active participant in the continuous improvement program.
  • ​Serve as a central communication personnel for mine production and safety, including emergency events.


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on rotating 5:4 day night shift lifestyle roster enabling a fantastic 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, dance, rugby, cricket, netball, basketball, horse race & golf to name a few), art precincts, a vista of national parks, plus a selection of public and private schools, a well-resourced hospital and a never ending series of events, with a constantly updated list of things to do -

With generous annual and personal leave offerings, 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 6 times a week to Sydney, with the close by Dubbo Airport adding the destinations of Brisbane, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Walgett & Bourke.

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 additions to your package:

  • 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:

  • Able to work closely with site leadership in a successful dispatch team of 2 in the wider production team of around 90.
  • Prior experience on surface dispatch team.
  • Have an eye for quality and solid attention to detail.
  • Have experience with an FMS such as Hexagon (ideally) or Modular, Wenco or MineStar.


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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