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Mining Engineer - Open Cut

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

Based at Moolarben Coal Operations and reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team with career progression opportunities. The role will require you to:

  • Engage with senior leaders within the business regarding mine planning and scheduling activities
  • Produce Dig and Dump Plans for Truck & Shovel, Bulk Push, Rehab and other ancillary activities
  • Produce accurate and timely schedules/forecasts
  • Carry out monthly reconciliations identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Undertake multi-disciplinary mining engineering projects and support functions
  • Undertake operational improvement projects as required

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in an open pit coal mining environment with engineering exposure (1 - 5 years)
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or related discipline
  • High level of proficiency in mine design and scheduling software.
  • The motivation and ability to be self-driven, work autonomously and successfully work to deadlines.


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


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.

Please send enquires to moolarben.careers@yancoal.com.au

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