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Underground Operator

Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Douglas Park, NSW, AU, 2569

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About the role


This is a permanent full-time opportunity.


As an Underground Operator at our Appin Mine, you will execute the production activities according to the schedule.


Key accountabilities –


  • Execute work activities according to the daily plan
  • Work with physical assets, plant and equipment as defined by the Mine’s standards and operating procedures
  • Adhere to defined standard procedures and apply safe work practices
  • Assist to develop and enhance work practices and procedures
  • Review and update plans, equipment history and communicate status to appropriate parties
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all incidents and hazards



About you


You will naturally have a passion and commitment to workplace safety.

Our values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence will guide your decision making and interactions.


To be considered for the role, you must have: 


  • Experience working at an underground coal operation
  • Generic Underground Coal Induction including training in self escape and CABA
  • Relevant underground coal authorisations to operate plant and equipment such as Underground diesels and production equipment
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Longwall experience preferred though not required


We would welcome applications from those who can demonstrate: 


  • A good work ethic, with motivation to work in challenging and high-pressure situations
  • A drive to exceed expectations and constantly push for results and improvements





This position will be at the 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 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal


Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.



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.


Applications for this job will close on Wednesday 4th August, 2021.