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Area Leader (Undermanager)

Location: Mudgee, NSW 2850

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.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

An exciting oportunity to join the Underground team at Moolarben Coal Operations. Reporting to the Production Superintendent, you will be responsible for supervising all activities on shift to ensure that planned work is completed in a safe and effective manner. You will strive for the achievement of production targets through the active leadership and development of production teams. You will actively ensure statutory and safety compliance whilst driving a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving with high standards. Your advanced knowledge of underground coal mining legislation, its interpretation and implementation is essential. Enjoy work / life balance with the opportunity for 10 hr rotating shifts.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in underground Longwall Mining
  • NSW 2nd Class (Undermanager’s) certificate of competency
  • Diploma Underground Coal Mine Management (Undermanager)
  • Sound planning, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to promote a positive safety culture within the mine
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills – run effective start of shift and end of shift briefing sessions (ICentres)
  • Ability to meet production targets
  • Strong Focus on reducing waste and saving costs
  • Strong organisational and time management skills


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

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Education Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements


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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.