CHPP Processing Superintendent - Mudgee NSW

Job Description

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Processing Superintendent for our Coal Handling Preparation Plant at our Wilpinjong mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is an open-cut coal mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.

We are in a pretty exciting phase, as we look to add to our team with those who share similar goals of setting ambitious goals and then self determine that avenue towards success. We have a mine life in the 2030s and have a collaboration of teammates looking to extend that to multiple decades. 

Across the entire operation's stakeholder teams in plant operations, maintenance, engineering and production, we are looking for those who want to innovate or love working to a high level and driving a position of excellence.

Reporting directly to a senior leader on site in the Mine Maintenance & CHPP Manager, the scope of your role will be to guide a tight crew and operate all areas of the Coal Handling Preparation Plant in line with production schedules. The role also offers the opportunity for career development for the right candidate.

We are looking for someone able to demonstrate, through collaboration, a history of effective leadership and accountability in delivering output goals.

Success will be instantly recognisable through your facilitation of the team's achievement of high performance targeted metrics in both safety and production.


Duties will include:

  • Planning, scheduling & coordinating the day to day work operating and monitoring the preparation plant to optimise production;
  • Build capability through coaching, mentoring and providing technical advice to the site team
  • Clearly model & demonstrate in a team environment to safely achieve company objectives;
  • Identify, report and act on all hazards and comply with the Health, Safety and Environment Management System;
  • Guide the Operator / Maintainers (mostly mechanical & electrical trade based) team to undertake first pass assessment of the plant and associated hardware;
  • Able to proactively recognise issues that may affect production, offer solutions and effectively executive remediation;
  • Oversee the operation of stockpile dozers to manage the product coal stockpile, reclaim operations and train loading in line with schedules and blend parameters;
  • Maintain CHPP equipment as requested during scheduled maintenance periods;
  • Timely data collation, analysis and sharing of key work management metrics on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Lead and support continuous improvement opportunities for production, quality control, maintenance and operational nonconformities
  • Working with multiple stakeholder teams to ensure goals and targets are achieved within your own team and the wider business.


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday dayshift enabling a fantastic residential lifestyle in nearby Mudgee district.

Nestled between rolling hills, Mudgee blends the old with the new, the rural with the cosmopolitan, and the laid-back with the adventurous. Catering to a range of interests for all ages, we have numerous sporting clubs with proud histories (including league, union, rugby, cricket, netball, basketball, horse race & golf to name a few), art precincts, it’s surrounded by national parks, has a selection of public and private schools, a well-resourced hospital and a never ending series of events. I mean check out this list of constantly updated things to do!! (

With an RDO a month and 5 weeks annual leave, this role really allows you to have the most amazing time with friends and family, enjoying the region or getting away, with only a 3 hour drive to Sydney or the coast. Mudgee airport flies to Sydney, Newcastle or Cobar, with the close by Dubbo Airport adding the destinations of Brisbane, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Walgett, Bourke & Lightning Ridge.

For a taste of what an amazing place Mudgee is to live, work and play, watch the video below *[video courtesy of Mudgee Region Tourism]


Peabody Energy also offers the following:

  • Reduce tax through salary sacrifice options, including up to 50% of you home loan interest / rent PLUS utilities, such as electricity, water etc;
  • Novated vehicle leasing available;
  • Discounted Private Health;
  • Over 2,000 Health and Lifestyle benefits with WHEREFIT;
  • Employee recognition program;
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family.


About you:

  • Candidate must have strong technical understanding within a CHPP mining environment; (whilst a coal background is ideal, we are open to other industries).
  • Desire to work within, connect and visibly lead a high performance team.
  • Ability to align with corporate goals and values.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and share knowledge and information.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and effectively resolve conflicts with fellow team members.
  • Ability to safely work accurately and quickly under pressure.
  • Able to take accountability for your own work and development.
  • Have great attention to detail.
  • Strive to recognise opportunities and contribute to continuous improvement.


About Peabody:

Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy and steel. We employ around 5,500 people across our operations in the United States and Australia, serving customers in 26 countries.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future. We have set a company-wide ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

People are at the core of Peabody's ability to deliver business results and serve our communities and we offer an inclusive work environment that engages, recognises, and develops it employees. We strive to create a safe and healthy work culture where all employees are treated with fairness and respect and are supported and engaged.