South32 is a new kind of resources company built around a single idea: that in a rapidly-changing world, we have an opportunity to make a difference from the ground up. We are a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets.

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

Reporting to the Coordinator Maintenance Services, the purpose of this role is to provide specialised supervision, technical support and expertise for execution of well-designed maintenance plans and services on shift.

What the Role Entails

Accurate and timely investigation of incidents related to the shift;
Ensure competency of individual maintainers in the safe execution of their duties;
Ensure safe execution of maintenance activities are carried out in line with the shift plan;
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;
Manage the planning and execution of unplanned work and the re- scheduling of the existing work orders as required within the week;
Review work execution performance with team members, identify gaps and take corrective action as necessary to improve performance;
Where equipment has suffered breakdowns the Maintenance Supervisor will attend those break downs to 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 have:

Trade Qualification in relevant field or equivalent recognition in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering;
Degree or Associate Diploma in Mechanical or 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;
Leadership experience with the ability to manage people and influence others;
Ability to meet deadlines, manage small projects and seek opportunities for continuous improvement.
What We Offer You

Offered as a Full Time opportunity working a Day Shift - Monday to Friday roster, 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.

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


  • Mining Safety Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mining Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)


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