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Title:  Mining Engineer Drill & Blast

Req ID:  2054
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Mining Engineering

•    Focus on Drill and Blast Engineering for large mining operation

•    Opportunity to develop additional skills in Dozer push, Truck/Shovel, Planning

•    Long-life operation – 2033 approvals


About the role:


We are currently seeking a Drill & Blast Engineer to join our Wilpinjong mine.  Our Wilpinjong mine is an open-cut mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export with long term contracts for the domestic market.  Wilpinjong is a multi-seam operation utilising truck / excavator and dozer push methods and currently mining >14mtpa.


Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, the scope of your role will be to manage the engineering for Drill and Blast. You will be required to actively engage with key stakeholders to communicate the schedule and designs to ensure production processes are optimised in order to continuously improve operational efficiencies. 


You will be challenged technically in a dynamic environment; blasting multiple waste and coal horizons, and developing skills to meet environmental conditions in the pursuit of, production performances, environmental compliance and your own development.  You will be rewarded with a collaborative relationship with production and an environment where fresh ideas and change is embraced.  You will also have the opportunity to continue developing technical skills for; Dozer Push, Truck/Shovel, rehabilitation and mine planning.



The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster with one rostered day off per month and can allow for a residential lifestyle in Mudgee or surrounding towns.  Employees living locally may have the ability to salary sacrifice up to 50% of your mortgage interest or rental payments.



About you:

This role would suit a degree qualified Mining Engineer who is either experienced in Drill & Blast or looking for their next stage of their development.


  • Mining Engineering degree or substantial drill and blast experience in operations
  • Minimum 2 years of mining experience
  • Experience in blasting (well regarded), in either OC or U/G and Coal or Metal 
  • Proficient experience in drill and blast software (Vulcan and BlastLogic highly regarded)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Drive for continuous personal and professional development is required



Peabody was founded in 1883 and has grown to be a leading pure-play coal company serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products.


Peabody employs over 4,000 people and have 18 operations in the United States and Australia. Our employees are guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.


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Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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