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Mining Engineer

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

The mine is currently in an exciting growth phase and this role is a key part of the team reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer. The role provides engineering support in designing, planning, scheduling and compliance of overburden, coal removal, stockpiling and dump operations. The responsibilities include:


  • Produce Short term Dig and Dump Plans for Truck & Excavator operations,, Bulk Push, Rehab and other ancillary activities
  • Produce accurate and timely Weekly schedules/forecasts
  • Daily monitoring of performance and compliance against plan, working closely with the Production team
  • Support the development and alignment of mid term plans with weekly planning activities
  • Work closely with the Production team across all levels to deliver safe, efficient and productive plans
  •  Carry out monthly reconciliations identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Undertake multi-disciplinary mining engineering projects and support functions as required

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in an open pit coal mining environment with engineering exposure
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience  in mine design and scheduling software.
  • Experience in Microsoft products (Excel spreadsheets/databases)
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate effectively
  • 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


If you would like to apply for this role please click the Apply button.

The successful applicant must be willing to live within 100km of the mine.

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.