Mining Engineer

Last updated 6 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Company Description

MetCoal 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

As a Mining Engineer working in the Truck & Shovel planning team, you will develop and implement short term mine plans for site, including 4100XPB shovel and 500t Excavator designs and schedules, and integrate this work with other planning and operational areas. With the support of the planning team, you will be required to actively engage with the production team and other key stakeholders to communicate these mine plans and schedules, ensuring that the production processes are optimised in order to continuously increase the operational efficiency.

You must have a strong commitment to health, safety and environmental standards within plan development as well as strong planning, technical knowledge and interpersonal skills.

Exposure to Deswik, high precision GPS monitoring systems,Fleet Management Systems and Minvu reporting systems will be highly regarded. You will utilise your experience of coal mining process as well as your knowledge in mine scheduling software to deliver achievable, safe and efficient mine plans.

Key Technical outputs:

  • Detailed dig, dump and haul route planning for Dawson Truck & Shovel operations
  • Compliance to plan monitoring
  • Scheduling and reporting
  • Infrastructure and interaction planning
  • Strong communication skills and a well-developed analytical approach will be the key to your success in this role
  • Provide mine planning services to the operation, and strategic mine development advice on how to optimise the value of the mines resource
  • Provide the operating areas with robust plans to ensure the business is able to meet production targets


  • You will have a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining or Civil) or equivalent
  • With 3-5 years Open Cut Experience (Coal highly regarded)

Additional information

This is a Monday-Friday role based at Dawson Mine, in Moura QLD. This role is suitable for both residential and DIDO commuting. Subsidised housing is on offer with this role (residentially) and/or camp accommodation.

Who we are?
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing 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.


31 JANUARY 2021

Please note, screening and interviews may 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.

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