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Title:  Open Cut Mining Supervisor / OCE

Req ID:  2414
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2855
Department:  Operations

About the role: 
We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Open Cut Examiner / Mining Supervisor at 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 and domestic markets. We have a predominately CAT fleet, with haul roads kept LV free with demarcated roads.

Reporting to 2 highly experienced Production Superintendents (back to back), this role will be responsible for all day to day mine activities in compliance with all relevant statutes by providing leadership to achieve safe and effective production. This is to be achieved through managing the production functions in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. 


This position is suited to an individual looking to progress their mining career. We have continual career progression opportunities and exposure to truck/shovel (digger), dozer push and cast blast in a fast-paced low strip ratio 4:1 open cut mining environment.

This low strip ratio and multiple seam opportunities suits those who enjoy the challenge of achieving safe production in an evermoving landscape. 


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.  


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  also offers the following:

  • Exceptional relocation benefits;
  • the opportunity to reduce tax through salary sacrifice options, including up to 50% of your home loan interest / rent PLUS utilities, such as electricity, water etc;
  • the opportunity to reduce tax through novated vehicle leasing;
  • Discounted Private Health;
  • Over 2,000 Health and Lifestyle benefits with WHEREFIT;
  • Employee recognition program;
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family.  


Duties will include:

  • Fulfil the statutory requirements for an Open Cut Examiner including inspections and reporting;
  • Comply with Wilpinjong policies and procedures;
  • Set and demonstrate a proactive approach to health, safety and environmental standards and ensure a safe working environment is maintained;
  • Demonstrate safe behaviours and provide visible safe leadership to team members;
  • Ensure that risk management tools and relevant procedures are in place when planning and executing work;
  • Effective utilisation of shift personnel and equipment resources to achieve the mine plan and production targets;
  • Conduct mining operations in an environmentally responsible manner;
  • Responsible for supervision of all contractors that are operating in mining areas;
  • Ensure all personnel on site are trained and competent for the duties assigned;
  • Identify training requirements within crew and facilitate multi skilled crews;
  • Conduct monthly safety meetings with production operators;
  • Be an active participant in the continuous improvement program;
  • Liaise with Maintenance, Technical and other Support Services to establish Production priorities and ensure operations requirements and targets are incorporated into Production design and schedules.


About you:

The successful candidate will idealy hold or be working towards an OCE qualification and current practicing certificate. Leadership experience in an open cut mining production environment is essential.


You will also need:

  • Demonstrated experience supervising a large workforce to positive effect in an open cut mining environment
  • Valid NSW Drivers license
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Strong commitment to safety as a way of life



Our mission is to provide our employees with an empowered, collaborative, friendly and safe work environment based on mutual trust and respect.

In addition to the above, you will have a genuine commitment to safety and demonstrate a sound understanding of risk and hazard identification. You will be an exceptional team member with a flexible attitude and sound work ethic.


About Peabody:

Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy & steel. We employ approximately 5,500 people across our operations in the United States & Australia, serving customers in 26 countries.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future.


We offer an inclusive work environment that engages, recognizes, and develops it employees. We strive to create a safe and healthy work culture where all employees are treated with fairness and respect.

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


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