Business Improvement Specialist

Last updated 18 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

We’re looking for an experienced Business Improvement Specialist who shares our values and our belief in a better future for mining. Could that be you?

Excellence is the vision. You’ll make it a reality.

Metallurgical Coal Australia
Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world. In Australia, we operate two open cut and three underground metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, every year producing millions of tonnes of the highest quality hard coking coal for this purpose.

Job Description

Reporting to the IPOM Manager (Integrated Planning and Operating Model), you will be accountable for providing support in the delivery of key Business Improvement initiatives as per the Aquila Underground Mine Plan and aid Site Business Improvement teams and Project Leaders in the delivery of both tactical (project) and operational (continuous improvement) site projects.

Further to this, you will play a key role in identifying improvement opportunities for the business by using your strong analytical skills to interpret site data. You will achieve your accountabilities through effective self-management, leadership and coaching of teams and effective engagement and influencing of internal stakeholders and senior leaders.

This role will focus on the overall implementation and tracking of the site Business Improvement initiatives, ensuring the projects comply with the necessary standards and governance frameworks.


  • You will be tertiary qualified in Business, Engineering or related discipline
  • Have demonstrated experience in operating in a similar role within the mining industry.
  • Additional qualifications such as Lean Six Sigma, CA, CPA or MBA would be viewed favourably.
  • You will bring with you the ability to apply analytical and quantitative skills in a complex environment.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills is essential as is previous experience extracting financial and KPI data from SAP systems.
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control and development of Control Charts and Capability Histograms is essential.

Additional information

This is a 5/2, Monday – Friday roster based at our Aquila Underground Mine in Middlemount, QLD. This role is suitable for both DIDO and residential options with subsided accommodation included. Alternatively FIFO is also supported for this role.

Who we are?
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity
We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date
30 NOVEMBER 2020

Please note, screening and interview mat take place prior to closing date - applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.