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Peabody Energy

CHPP Manager

Peabody Energy

Newcastle & Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 27/11/2017

Job Category:

Mining, Energy & Resources / Management

Job description:
About the Company
Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company.  The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in 25 countries on five continents.
Peabody is a globally-diverse company which offers an inclusive work environment to engage, recognise and develop employees.  We are committed to increasing the number diverse employees throughout our operations because we value the power of inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage.

Our Values:
Safety: We commit to safety and health as a way of life.
Customer Focus: We provide customers with quality products and excellent service.

Leadership: We have the courage to lead, and do so through inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution.
People: We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognize and develop employees.
Excellence: We are accountable for our own success. We operate cost-competitive mines by applying continuous improvement and technology-driven solutions.
Integrity: We act in an honest and ethical manner.
Sustainability: We take responsibility for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow.

Why Join Us?
An opportunity exists for an experienced CHPP Manager to join our Wambo Mine. Our Wambo mine complex is a combined open-cut and underground mine located 30kms west of Singleton that produce metallurgical and thermal coal for export and domestic markets. 

About the role:
Reporting to the General Manager, and as an integral part of the Site Senior Management Team, the position will be responsible for leading the way with the evaluation of safe, cost effective processing practices and continuously improving coal preparation and rail load out practices.  You will be responsible for delivery of a series of improvement initiatives directed at consistent operation of the CHPP to meet business targets.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring that employees are adequately instructed and complying with all safety procedures and systems, HR policies and procedures, relevant statutory legislation
  • Regularly inspecting workplace for safe work practices and environment and actively promoting mine safety among the workforce
  • Conducting safety investigations, prepare reports and recommendations, and implement corrective and preventative actions.
  • Developing and maintaining a training matrix for employees to ensure a pool of skilled employees is available and core competencies are maintained.
  • Tracking and communicating to employees about shift performance, overall CH&PP performance and broader site issues.
  • Coordinating resources to ensure work targets are met.  In particular, the prime focus of this position is to achieve and maintain consistency between the 4 operating crews.
  • Building effective teams and encourage teamwork to ensure consistency among the crews.
  • Liaising with maintenance coordinators to ensure targeted plant availability and other related KPIs are achieved.
  • Identifying workplace issues and resolving them in a timely manner.
  • Promoting a team culture of continuous improvement and innovation, including cost saving initiatives
About you:
Critical to your success will be:
  • Extensive metallurgical background within the coal industry.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the operations and/or maintenance of a coal (or similar) minerals processing plant
  • Relevant competencies and Tertiary Qualifications
  • You will be a proven leader with a highly developed commercial acumen and have a passion for continuous improvement and process optimisation.
  • You will enjoy the challenge of managing contract operations and ensuring safe and environmentally responsible operations are maintained. 
What we offer:
  • We commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • A culture of inspiration, innovation and collaboration
  • Committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • A reward and recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support in achieving professional accreditation (site based personnel only)  
  • We take responsibility to for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow
Our mission is to provide our employees with an empowered, collaborative, friendly and safe work environment based on mutual trust and respect. Peabody Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

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