Peabody Energy

Underground Mine Geologist

Peabody Energy

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 13/09/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Geology / Hydrogeology

Job description:
  • A Culture Focused on Continual Development
  • Attractive Remuneration and Employee Benefits Package
  • Permanent Lifestyle Roster
About the company:
Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability
We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognise and develop our employees.
About the role: 
We are currently seeking an Underground Mine Geologist for our North Goonyella mine.  Our North Goonyella 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 Technical Services Superintendent, the scope of your role will be to provide timely and accurate geological maps, models, plans, information and advice to support the underground mining operations.
Duties will include:
  • Development of underground mapping
  • Development of geological maps and short-term models
  • Geological interpretation and maintenance of geological plans
  • Strip sampling and associated coal quality testing
  • Undertake data collection and information gathering for input into underground geotechnical and gas models.
  • Liaising with geotechnical engineers, mining engineers, senior site personnel in order to communicate geological plans that will minimise the exposure to geological and geotechnical risk
  • Working on small geological projects
The lifestyle:
This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster, with 1 rostered Friday off per fortnight and can allow for a residential (Moranbah or Nebo), DIDO or FIFO lifestyle. 
About you:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Geology
  • Minimum 2 years Mine Geology experience, ideally within an underground coal operation
  • Proficient in the use of software e.g. Vulcan
  • Proficient in the interpretation, mapping and modeling of coal deposits
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Commitment to safety as a way of life
At Peabody, we:
  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution
  • 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
Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.
Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.
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