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Specialist Operator

Location: Blackwater, QLD, 4717

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Yarrabee Coal Company a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia, based in Blackwater Queensland, 2 hours drive west of Rockhampton.  We currently have an exciting opportunity for multiple Specialist Operators to join our dynamic team.

About the Role

Reporting to the Crew OCE / Supervisor, you will be part of a dynamic and motivated team. The role will require you to be highly proficient in the operation of excavator and majority of machinery and equipment on site including the dozer, grader, loader and demonstrates ownership of work area.  This role consistently assists with the coaching and development of other Operators in order for them to develop proficiency in their operational skills. This position is predominantly (80%) excavator operation and is accountable for the safety & efficiency of their circuit.

Roster: 7/7, D/N, 10.5 hours


  • Sound communication skills within a mining environment
  • Skilled in hazard identification and responsive to safety issues

Experience and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the operation and maintenance of plant and machinery within a mining or heavy industry environment (5yrs + desirable)
  • Applicable Coal Competencies
  • Current Standard 11 Mine Induction (Surface)
  • Current Queensland Driver’s licence


  • Thorough understanding of individual responsibilities in relation to the Coal Mining Safety & Health Act and associated regulations.
  • Sound understanding of hazard identification


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

  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Local Sporting Allowance
  • Local Housing Allowance

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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 17 October 2021.