Engineer Shift Underground

Job Description

About Whitehaven Coal
Whitehaven Coal is an important player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help power developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product, particularly for use in high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power stations. With 20 years of industry experience we have developed a growing reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations.
Work for a leader in the mining industry



Why bring your skills to Whitehaven Coal? 

Our current operating assets include three open cut and one underground mine all located in the Gunnedah Basin. Gunnedah offers an enviable relaxed lifestyle, and affordable living.  We are the largest coal mining operator in this region and extending our assets locally and into Queensland.  We know that one of our greatest assets is our people. That’s why we’re committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the very best.

About the opportunity


This is an opportunity for you to enjoy a new lifestyle in a great location. An opportunity to contribute to a leading mining organisation. We are continuing to build our Narrabri Operations team. Everyone plays an important part in our success, regardless of the role.  As a Shift Engineer, you will be responsible and accountable for managing the activities of the shift in terms of compliance to all legislative, safety, health and environmental requirements, as well as working to achieve daily production targets. You will provide direction and leadership to the tradespersons on your shift.  

Who are you?


We are looking for our future leaders, people who lead from the front, are forward thinkers and enjoy variety in their working week as they juggle the multiple priorities and expectations that come with working on a busy, productive mine site.

  • Tertiary qualifications in a Mechanical or Electrical Trade
  • 5 years’ experience in underground coal mining
  • Experience in the use of Maintenance Management Systems (Pulse)
  • Advanced Diploma in Engineering or in the process of obtaining (desired)
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering (desired)
  • S1, S2, S3, Site safety supervisor’s course or equivalent
  • Regularly inspecting workplace for safe and healthy work practices and environment
  • Actively promote and participate in mine safety among the workforce
  • Allocating, monitoring and controlling the daily underground activities
  • Supervision of mine production activities
  • Provide leadership to crew members, contractors and OEM’s, setting positive examples and assisting in team development
  • Achieve shift production and safety targets 

What are the Benefits of Joining Whitehaven Coal?

  • Company ownership through the annual $1,000 Whitehaven Employee Share Gift Program
  • Salary Sacrifice opportunities, including novated leases & remote area housing benefits
  • Relocation packages offered to live in the beautiful region of North West NSW
  • Short- and long-term incentive plans for eligible roles 
  • Industry leading parental leave policy offering 26 weeks of paid leave plus super for primary caregivers
  • New and expanding projects on the horizon
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Women’s leadership development and mentoring programs for senior and emerging talent 
Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace. We are striving for an inclusive workplace that brings people from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants of diversity of gender, culture and experience. To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.