Technicial Services Superintendent

Last updated 16 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Company Description

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

The Technical Services Superintendent assists the Operations team in driving the delivery of the mine’s performance targets and maximising the value of the resource. This is achieved through the effective leadership of the planning team to deliver best practise mine planning services and support to the mine. These activities are undertaken in compliance with relevant legislative requirements and Capcoal Safety Health Management System.

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will act as the prominent technical advisor on our Draglines, Drill and Blast, Truck and Shovel design, planning and scheduling for our Capcoal Surface Operations. You will lead a large team including a Technical Services Coordinator, Mining Engineers, a Mine Surveyor and Mine Geologist to deliver quality engineering outcomes and drive improvements to processes.


Relevant Experience / Skills & Knowledge:

  • Superintendent level or equivalent leadership experience within mining operations (preferably Coal)
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of professionals to deliver against set targets
  • Experience in driving best practise through your department and into the business. This includes the development and implementation of strategy in line with business goals.
  • Ability to understand functionality of business systems and extract relevant data for business purposes
  • Track record in driving continuous improvement
  • Experience in development and control of departmental budget and expenditure

Additional information


To be successful in the role, you will hold a bachelor’s degree of Mining Engineering (or equivalent), combined with proven mining experience in Dragline, Truck & Shovel and Drill & Blast for open cut coal operations.

You will have astute business acumen and demonstrated experience in leading a team of professionals to deliver against targets. Your strong interpersonal and negotiation skills as well as your ability to drive performance will be key to your success in the role.

Additional information

As well as a very competitive salary package, this is a full-time, permanent role working a Monday to Friday roster with subsidised accommodation and flights options available. Alternatively, this role is also suitable for residential or DIDO commuting. Some degree of flexibility is on offer for the right applicant.

What we offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

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: 17 March 2021

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal Business does not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies.