Share this Job

Open Cut Operator

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

With our organisation poised for growth, we are offering exciting opportunities for experienced open cut operators to join our production team at Moolarben Coal Operations. Reporting directly to your shift supervisor, your responsibilities will typically include the safe and efficient operation of equipment. You will work in the beautiful Mudgee region with a family friendly community and supportive workplace culture.  

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience in operating Dozers, Excavators and Drills will be highly regarded.
  • Experience operating large scale equipment in an open cut production environment or Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and the environment.
  • Ability and desire to work well within a multi skilled team environment.
  • Flexibility to work a rotating roster (including nightshift).
  • Supportive and “can do” attitude.


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

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


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.