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Whitehaven Coal

Level 4, 6 Newcomen St
Gunnedah, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 4927 2311
Web Site: http://www.whitehavennews.com.au/

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Production Operator


Job Description:

Whitehaven is the emerging force in the Australian Coal mining industry.

Whitehaven Coal is the leading coal producer in NSW's Gunnedah Basin. Our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company. Operating since 1999, Whitehaven operates the existing mines of Maules Creek,  Narrabri, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga and Rocglen, and a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant in Gunnedah. With a workforce which will surpass 1100 people in the next five years, we are the place for opportunity. We are committed to the sustainable development of our coal assets, the safety and wellbeing of our employees and working constructively with local communities.

Whitehaven Coal’s flagship Maules Creek operation is seeking high-performing individuals to join the team and play a significant part in this exciting Greenfield operation. Maules Creek comprises one of the most significant multi-seam coal deposits in New South Wales which is expected to sustain a potential project life in excess of 30 years.

The Maules Creek VISION is:

‘12 Mt per year through Respect and Disciplined Teamwork‘

Maules Creek will:

  • Be a disciplined place of work
  • Provide Teamwork orientation
  • Demonstrate respect for individuals and stakeholders
  • Be committed to high standards of integrity, safety and performance

Operators will be responsible for safely operating a variety of ancillary equipment in order to meet production schedules. Operators will need to ensure that they contribute to maintaining a safe work environment through actively participating in safety management practices & processes.

Candidates will ideally have a minimum of three years' mining operating experience on a variety of machinery within either the coal or hard rock open cut industries.

The successful applicants will be:

  • Individuals that are aligned to Whitehaven Coal Values;
  • Locally based, or willing to relocate to the area;
  • Positive and team-focused;
  • Strongly committed to safety, the environment and our community;
  • Working to ensure the highest personal standards of behaviour and discipline at all times.

Please note that this is a residential position, it is a requirement to reside within the local area.

Maules Creek is located within the Narrabri Shire which is conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney and is well serviced by road and rail. The Narrabri Shire has established healthcare infrastructure and a wide selection of public and secondary schools offering great teaching and learning opportunities.

For additional information regarding the benefits of living within the Narrabri Shire please refer to: http://www.narrabri.nsw.gov.au 

Applicants that have previously submitted a Resume for an Operator position at Maules Creek aren't required to reapply as your application will be reviewed again for inclusion in this recruitment process.

Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace. Whitehaven aims for an inclusive workplace that brings both men and women from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills.

To register your interest in a position with Whitehaven at Maules Creek, please submit your application via this link: http://whitehaven.applynow.net.au/jobs/PGMCCOP0216


Manufacturing-Production: Equipment Operations, General-Other: Production-Operations

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Full time


Gunnedah/Narrabri, NSW, Australia


Production Operator


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