Technical Services Superintendent

Job Description

Company Description

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Anglo American Steelmaking Coal
Steelmaking coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world.  In Australia, we operate five steelmaking coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, and have additional joint venture interests in steelmaking coal and manganese, as well as copper exploration projects underway in North West Queensland and Western Australia.

Job Description

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will provide effective leadership of the Technical Services team to deliver best practice technical support and mine planning to the mine. You will generally support all Technical Services functions as the effective department second in charge. You will also:

  • Liaise with operations teams to ensure targets are delivered in accordance with the forecast
  • Lead mining projects and facilitate solutions to technical and operational problems
  • Act as the chief technical advisor on mine planning issues to the Technical Services Manager, providing strategic mine development advice on how to safely optimize the value of the mine resources
  • Oversee and coordinate the development and review of hazard plans and permit to mine processes for development and longwall production areas
  • Maintain the mine design and scheduling processes through short, medium, and long term planning, to support efficient and productive operations, including production reporting and reconciliations


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ Underground Coal mining experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, Geology / Geotechnical or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of professionals to deliver against targets
  • Astute business acumen and ability to multi-task and prioritise conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills as well as the ability to drive performance
  • Experience with Autocad, Xpac and MS Project
  • Competencies in Gas Drainage, Strata management highly desirable
  • A statutory ticket and / or VO ticket will be highly regarded

Additional information

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Monday - Friday
  • DIDO, FIFO, Residential options available
  • Subsidised accommodation available
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive Salary + 12% Super

What we Offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity, and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity
At Anglo American, we embrace change and promote an inclusive and diverse environment where you can bring your whole self to work, every day. We are adopting new approaches to recruitment, talent development, mentoring, parental leave, and flexible working to further support diversity across our business.

How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Employee referral
Do you know someone who would fit this role? Employee referrals will be accepted for this job. Refer to your local Referral Guidelines for policy conditions and amounts.    

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.


16 AUGUST 2022

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Steelmaking Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.