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Title:  Fixed Plant Maintenance Superintendent

Req ID:  4049
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Maintenance

We have a career opportunity for a Fixed Plant Maintenance Superintendent join our Wilpinjong mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is a low strip ratio open-cut mine located 58 kilometres northeast of the historic and country charm of the City 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 producing 12 - 14mtpa of coal.


Reporting to the Mine Maintenance and Processing Manager, you will oversee routine maintenance as well as specified and/or general project work as required.  You will be responsible for the maintenance of all fixed infrastructure across site, including the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant, Mine Infrastructure and general administration areas. In addition to this, you will also have responsibility for all construction activities such as erection of new administration buildings and workshop facilities. You will have four Maintenance Supervisors as your direct reports.


Duties will include:

  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements and all Peabody site policies and procedures
  • Delivery of a safe and healthy workplace and ensure all safety incidents and actions are closed out in a timely manner
  • Ensure the delivery of effective maintenance planning, forecasting and budget outcomes
  • Ensure all statutory inspections and maintenance tooling/safety equipment is maintained and periodic calibrations/inspections are recorded
  • Develop a continuous improvement pipeline along with consistently delivering solutions that enhance business outcomes including where required working with OEMs and other Peabody sites
  • Ensure machine health monitoring and assessment information is actioned to delivery machine and component life
  • Minimise production downtime & scheduled maintenance through effective planning/delegation techniques
  • Actively promote the four pillars of the Peabody Leadership Model (Inspire, Innovate, Execute, Collaborate)

The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster and can allow for a residential lifestyle in nearby Mudgee district.


Peabody Energy also offers the following:

  • Exceptional relocation benefits
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family
  • Novated vehicle leasing available
  • Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT).
  • Employee recognition program

About you:

  • Qualified tradesperson
  • Experience in Mining CHPP (desirable)
  • Considerable experience in project management
  • Proven experience in a similar role in an open cut environment
  • Experience managing and leading a team of tradespersons
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are key components of this role as you will work with closely with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and ability to foster and maintain a positive safety culture

About the company:

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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Job Summary

The Superintendent Open Cut Maintenance will coordinate shift maintenance activities in all areas so that continuity of operations is achieved in accordance with budget output and quality objectives.

Job Description

Physical Requirements


  • Trade certification(s) required
  • Commensurate experience

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