Supervisor Maintenance
Sydney, Australia
17d ago

We are a globally diversified mining and metals company with operations in Australia, South Africa and South America. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, securities for South32 trade on three exchanges, the Australian Securities exchange (ASX), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

Our people are central to our success and demonstrate our determination to be a best-in-class operator. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

Illawarra Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

The Opportunity Supervisor Maintenance (Dendrobium Mine), Day Shift, Monday to Friday

We are seeking a Supervisor Maintenance at Dendrobium Mine reporting to the Coordinator Maintenance Services. The purpose of this role is to provide specialised supervision, technical support and expertise for operating and maintaining the coal clearance system.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Ensuring the coal clearance system (conveyors) is safe to operate and compliant
  • Maintain and improve the coal clearance system to meet reliability targets
  • Accurate and timely investigation of incidents related to coal clearance;
  • Manage budgets and costs
  • Develop long-term and weekly plans to meet the mine requirements
  • Ensure safe execution of maintenance activities are carried out
  • Guide and coach individual team members in order to build a high performing team
  • Lead the maintenance execution shift team and promote operating discipline related to the ERP work management processes
  • Where equipment has suffered breakdowns provide technical assistance, where required, to support the equipment to be brought back on line as quickly and as safely as possible
  • About You

    The ideal candidate will be interested in working for an organisation that embraces the diversity each person brings to the workplace.

    Our values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence will guide your decision making and interactions, while supporting you in generating courageous solutions.

    In addition, you will have :

  • Trade qualification in relevant field or equivalent recognition in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or Degree or Associate Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering field
  • Extensive experience in maintenance and operations of underground longwall and coal clearance systems
  • Installation and recoveries of coal clearance systems
  • Management of personnel, contract labour and OEM’s
  • Experience in the use maintenance management systems such as SAP
  • Be self-motivated, have good attention to detail and be proactive in your approach while also being focused on continuous improvement
  • What We Offer You

    You will benefit from a rewarding career path in a company that embraces diversity and collaboration. We offer an attractive remuneration package including performance-

    based bonus and participation in the Employee Share Plan.


    Illawarra Coal operations are located in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.

    Closing date : 5.00pm on 23 May 2018

    South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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