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Mine Geologist

Location: Blackwater, QLD, 4717

About the Business

We are Australia’s largest pure-play coal producer generating over $10 billion in Foreign Direct Investment; owning, operating or participating in coal mines across NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.
Owned by Yancoal, Yarrabee is a proud producer of high-quality PCI coal since 1982. We employ approximately 400 people, who are our most valuable asset. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team. The role will require you to:

  • Provide operational geology support ensuring timely and accurate collation of geological data (including QA/QC) and reports.
  • Daily and weekly production tracking and reporting including assisting with EOM reconciliation. Assisting with developing and maintaining geological models through geological mapping.
  • Upholding geological standards and being active with continuous improvement of geological processes. Update and maintain relevant coal quality, geological structure and drill hole databases.
  • Ensure relevant working sections are identified and mined as planned; 
  • Identify, record and implement improvements in coal recovery and improved mining practices. 


Roster:    8/6, 10.5 hour shift


  • 3 years’ experience in the provision of Geological applications within an Open Cut mining environment
  • Previous experience in production coal quality
  • Sound understanding of practical coal mining processes
  • Previous experience carrying out geotechnical inspections on a coal mine
  • Experience with Vulcan or Minex software (desirable) 


  • Geology or other relevant discipline tertiary qualification (mandatory)
  • Current Australian Open Drivers Licence
  • Current Standard 11 Mine Induction (Surface)


Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • A vast range of retail discounts including major department stores, cinemas, restaurants
  • Subsidised corporate health insurance for you and your family
  • Financial assistance and study leave for relevant qualifications
  • Above industry standard paid parental leave provisions
  • Multiple types of flexible work arrangements
  • Access to financial advice from a leading bank
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary sacrifice options, Service recognition rewards, Employee Assistance Programs
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Local Housing Allowance 
  • Local Sporting Allowance

If you would like to apply for this role please click the Apply button to start an exciting new journey with us.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.

Applications close 15 July 2022.