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Title:  Processing Plant Electrical Supervisor

Req ID:  3485
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Electrical Engineering

We are currently seeking an Electrical Supervisor, focussing on the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at our Wilpinjong mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is an open-cut coal mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets. Producing 12 - 14 Mtpa over the last 3 years, the forecast is for 8 - 10 Mtpa over the Life of Mine. Our current mine life is in the 2030s and we are in advanced stages of securing options to extend that to the 2040s.


Supported by our active and present Electrical Engineering Manager, and reporting to the CHPP Maintenance Superintendent, the Electrical Supervisor oversees day to day tasks, statutory inspections as well as ad-hoc electrical maintenance functions within the CHPP in order to optimise the processing performance. There is real ownership in the role, with the Electrical Supervisor able to set and plan their own days and projects. This is a crucial role on our site. And is respected as such.


Often appreciated for the variety, the Electrical Supervisor role also assists the open cut complex services with electrical maintenance and projects.


The role lends itself to those that are comfortable with


  • a personal display of safety adherence;
  • able to motivate and direct others to act safely, effectively and efficiently;
  • being active in the plant with the processing team.


It’s a Monday to Friday roster with an RDO every month, with non shutdown hours being 6am to 4pm. Planned shutdowns are a regular occurrence in the plant, with teams of experienced contractors attending site.

The Role:


With a focus on output to plan, we’re looking for a CHPP Electrical Supervisor who is comfortable managing all aspects of equipment maintenance including preventative maintenance, HV & HV installation, troubleshooting & fault finding, repairs, and commissioning, and using their well developed skillset to strategically respond to variables, ensuring quality output of product and plant availability.


Working amongst maintenance, production and contractor shutdown teams, the CHPP Electrical Supervisor will


  • Convert management plan schedules, service report findings and defect notifications into work orders;
  • Strategically maintain and schedule these work orders in due regard to priority indicated;
  • Provide regular reports showing compliance with schedules;
  • Collaborate and work effectively with other Maintenance and Production team members, including Contractors;
  • Assist the CHPP team to better understand and manage Equipment Maintenance;
  • Solve electrical problems impacting on all production areas;
  • Liaise with the onsite EEM, communicating critical issues;
  • Identify and implement continuous (CI) improvement strategies targeting safety, reliability and cost saving;
  • Carry out required work management duties and ensure that all documentation and data entry is accurately completed;
  • Prioritise efforts to reduce breakdowns and their duration, urgent unplanned events and interrupting work which disturbs planned and scheduled work;
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping, attention to detail and quality of work;
  • Maintain a high level working knowledge of safety processes and procedures.


About You:


The successful candidate will require an Electrical degree or Electrical Trade + Associate Diploma, and it is preferred to demonstrate experience and/or knowledge in the following also:


  • Sound understanding of WH&S requirements & safety management systems
  • NSW Electrical Supervisors Certificate
  • Possess well-developed communication, negotiating and influencing skills and confidence in your knowledge of work management processes
  • Project management experience
  • Experience using SAP or similar CMMS
  • Sound understanding of PLC & SCADA
  • HV experience
  • Coal processing / mining operations and / or experience troubleshooting crushing, dry & wet screening plants, conveying and hydraulic systems;
  • Minimum of C class Manual Drivers Licence


At Peabody, we:


  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life.
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, leadership and collaboration.
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace.
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities.
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation.
  • Care for the environment and the community we interact with.
  • Have exceptional relocation benefits.
  • Offer an employee assistance program to our employees and immediate family.
  • Novated vehicle leasing available.
  • Enable you reduce your taxation obligations, through Salary Sacrificing up to 50% of your rent / mortgage & utility costs.
  • Provide Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT).
  • Have an employee recognition program.


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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