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Experienced Operators

Location: Gloucester Region, NSW, 2422

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.

Stratford Coal Operations are seeking an experienced operators based within the Gloucester region and surrounding areas to join our open cut mining team. The Stratford site is located approximately 95km north of Newcastle within the Gloucester Basin. At Stratford Coal, we are committed to supporting our locate community, and providing local people with career opportunities that are close to home. We are seeking operators who have positive attitudes, maintain a high standard of safety and wish to join an exciting team environment with a great culture.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the shift Mining Supervisor, your responsibiliies will typically include safe and efficient operation of mobile plant / equipment and other duties. The successful candidates will demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements, sites Safety Management System and mine plans to ensure we meet both market demands and customer requirements.

The role will require you to:
• Ability to work safely in both team environments and alone
• Demonstrated risk management skills including both hazards identification / reporting and defect management
• Good written and verbal communication skills, understandable over a two-way radio
• Have a can-do attitude that foster teamwork
• Ability to assist and help develop other operator's skill levels where required
• Ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with all stakeholders in the business 

Skills and Experience

Essential criteria:
• Minimum 3 years' experience operating mining hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, track dozers, rotary drills, graders, watercarts and haul tracks
• Demonstrated commitment to safety and the environment
• Thorough understanding and knowledge of open cut mining methods and steep seam mining technqiues
• Flexibility to work a rotating roster
• All candidates must reside within the Gloucester region and surrounding areas. The positions are not suitable for applicants who intend to relocate or commute to and from the area on a weekly basis.


• Current NSW manual drivers licence (mandatory)
• Current Coal Mines Medical
• Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (highly desirable)


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.


Applications close 20 September 2020