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UG Deputy

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

In this exciting period of growth, a number of opportunities exist at Moolarben Coal Operations to join our Underground team as a Deputy. Working with a dynamic team, you will be a strong leader who has the ability to drive the correct safety culture whilst maintaining a strong focus on continuous improvement, problem solving and high standards. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring all crews are following HSEC policies and procedures.
  • Achieving and driving agreed production targets.
  • Delivering maintenance schedules in accordance with statutory and site regulations.
  • Performing statutory and compliance inspections in line with legislation.
  • A strong focus on minimising wastage and cost saving initiatives.
  • Facilitating crew/shift communications sessions.
  • Enjoy work / life balance with the opportunity for 10 hr rotating shifts

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Underground Coal Mining.
  • NSW 3rd Class (Deputies) Certificate of Competency.
  • Cert IV Underground Coal Mining.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Experience with promoting a positive safety culture within the mine.
  • Sound planning, organisation and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet production targets.


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.