Peabody Energy

Ventilation Officer

Peabody Energy

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/08/2018

Job Category:

Mining, Energy & Resources / Underground

Job description:
About the company:
Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. We are a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies.  Peabody has 23 operations across the United States and Australia, and has 6,700 employees globally, servicing metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries, on five continents.
We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognise and develop our employees.

About the role
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Ventilation Officer to join our North Goonyella Coal (NGC) Mine.  North Goonyella Coal Mine is an underground longwall mine located 160 kilometers west of Mackay producing a premium quality, high strength coking coal for export markets.

Reporting to the Ventilation Superintendent, you will be responsible for providing support and advice to the North Goonyella team on all facets of design, ventilation, gas monitoring and inertisation.
Duties will include:
  • Adhering to all statutory and legislative requirements that fall under the Ventilation Officers role as per related legislation, regulation and guidelines
  • Organising the short, medium and long term ventilation requirements of the mine
  • Preparing monthly ventilation reports
  • Undertaking ventilation changes as required
  • Managing the day to day effectiveness of the mine ventilation
  • Developing detailed safe work procedures as required
  • Operational management of contractors on site
  • Identifying significant variances from budgeted costs & escalate issues and solutions to the Mine Manager
  • Ensuring that assets are managed effectively to achieve budget utilisation rates
  • Implementing and support new initiatives and programs
The lifestyle:
This position is offered on an 8/6 roster and can allow for a residential, DIDO or FIFO lifestyle.
About You:
  • Drive a strong safety and risk management focus
  • Ventilation Officers Qualification
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an underground coal mining environment desirable
  • Mining Engineer Degree or equivalent
  • G3 Risk Management Certificates desirable
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements and understanding of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of gas characteristics as they relate to an underground coal mining operation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience using SAP, coupled with ventilation software, i.e., Ventsim and SafeGas experience is highly desirable
At Peabody, we:
  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation and collaboration
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Offer a reward and recognition program
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation
Peabody prides itself on being a values driven company.  We strive, through our people, to achieve our mission and live our values of Safety, Customer Focus, Leadership, People, Excellence, Integrity and Sustainability. We take responsibility to for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow.

Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.

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