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Communications Technician

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

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor at Moolarben Coal Operations, you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team. This is a fast-paced position, providing support to the mine site Operational Technology systems. The role is accountable for, however not limited to: 

  • Digital Radio Communication System (DMR) 
  • Industrial Network, microwave, and wireless systems
  • Fleet Management Systems maintenance and support
  • Fatigue Monitoring Systems.
  • LTE network maintenance
  • CCTV system installation and support
  • Fuel Management Systems 

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification, Trade Qualification or equivalent experience in communications, electrotechnology, or digital radio field. 
  • 2-3 years demonstrated experience in a relevant or equivalent role within an industrial or mining environment. 
  • Experience in supporting Digital Trunked Radio Systems (TETRA, DMR, P25), including server support and maintenance.
  • Experience in configuration of Cisco and Moxa equipment, fault diagnosis, and rectification of IP networks.
  • Experience using Fleet Management, Fatigue Management and GPS systems.
  • Strong knowledge of RF, Wireless fundamentals, and antenna systems
  • Ability to effectively problem solve, diagnose and resolve (including root cause analysis).
  • Ability to work a rotating roster

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Fuel Management systems and maintenance
  • Configuration and installation of wireless PTP microwave links
  • Previous experience with installation and maintenance of CCTV systems
  • ACMA Cabling Licence with fibre, structured and coax endorsement
  • Experience in configuring and maintaining network monitoring tools (SolarWinds, PRTG)


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.