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Title:  Supervisor Open Cut Mining

Req ID:  3715
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Operations

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Production Supervisor / OCE at our Wilpinjong mine. 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 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.


Supported by engaged and visible production superintendents and a senior production supervisor, the scope of your role will be to guide a crew of predominately permanent staff and trainees to achieve safe and effective production targets in compliance with all relevant procedures and statutes.


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


We are looking for someone able to demonstrate, through collaboration, a history of effective leadership and accountability in safely delivering production goals. Following on, your success in the role will be recognisable through your facilitation of the team’s achievement of high performance targeted metrics in both safety and production.


Duties will include:

  • 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.
  • Comply with Wilpinjong policies and procedures.
  • 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 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.
  • ​Liaise with maintenance department on breakdown issues and equipment requirements.


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, 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 to Sydney, Newcastle or Cobar, with the close by Dubbo Airport adding the destinations of Brisbane, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Walgett, Bourke & Lightning Ridge.


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:

  • The successful candidate will be in the process of completing an OCE qualification or be willing to obtain an OCE qualification.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an open cut mining production environment
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a large workforce to positive effect in an open cut mining environment
  • Valid NSW Driver's license
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Strong commitment to safety as a way of life


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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