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Engineer Ventilation

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: Douglas Park, NSW, AU, 2569

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About the role


This position will play a pivotal role here at South32, by role modelling and setting clear expectations for disciplined planning, delivery, accountability and urgency.


Other accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for performing their role within the Mine Operating System including:
    • Detailed short term ventilation modelling to support the mine production plan for the rolling 24 month and 13 week time horizon.
    • Develop and maintain ventilation system requirement designs for the rolling 24 month and 13 week time horizons each month, that optimize operating cost and adhere to requirements:
      • Ventilation Management systems to minimise gas exceedances and mitigate the impacts of these to the operation.
      • Maintain adherence to the ventilation control plan and associated TARPs and procedures
    • Monitor and report on the performance and effectiveness of ventilation and monitoring systems.
    • Drives initiatives to improve work practices and procedures, supporting area improvement initiatives
  • Implement and comply with relevant safety critical risk controls as relevant to work activities 
  • Demonstrate safe work behaviours and practices including effectively identifying, reporting and controlling hazards and risks to reduce incidents and injuries / illnesses or escalate and escalate where unable to control risk.



This position will be at our Appin mine which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.


About you


You will have a passion and commitment to be part of a high-performance team. You will have the ability to thrive in a team environment and build stakeholder relationships as well as be a natural problem solver and quickly be able to analyse problems and provide solutions.


In addition, you should possess:

  • Ventilation Officers Certificate or Graduate Diploma in mine ventilation, or equivalent.
  • Practising Certificate to perform function of Ventilation Officer
  • Candidates with, or studying towards, their mining supervisors qualifications will be considered favourably
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge and experience related to effective management of geographically dispersed teams.
  • 3 years in UG coal operations with demonstrated time involved in Coal Mine Ventilation Management
  • Understanding and involvement with mine planning process from 0-2 year horizon and impacts beyond this
  • Understanding of budgetary requirements to support Ventilation teams and projects.


Our benefits


  • Competitive salary and bonus,
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy,
  • Education and career development,
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan.



Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.



About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.



Applications close on Wednesday the 8th of January.