Gas Drainage Coordinator

Location: Appin NSW Posted Date: March 17, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571025610 Careermine Job Id: 1838618
About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

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

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

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

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Gas Drainage, the purpose of the role is to ensure the gas drainage systems meet resource availability, reliability and performance requirements as well as compliance with the site Health and Safety Management System (including relevant legislation). Appin's Gas Drainage program is one of the largest in Australia. Focusing on new technology and innovations to achieve its extensive pre and post gas drainage program.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Build and communicate accurate work plans and schedules from one week to two weeks to enable efficient execution by Production teams
  • Work with Production teams to gather planning inputs and constraints
  • Review & report of daily & weekly schedule against achievement
  • Driving initiatives to improve work practices and procedures
  • Design and review of Gas Drainage Flight Plans
  • Stock management of all drilling equipment
  • Undertaking in Critical Control safety audits


This position will be based at Appin operations which are in the Southern Coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney, with occasional travel to our Wollongong office, located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus.

About you

  • NSW Underground Coal Deputy Qualification (desirable), otherwise active ambition to achieve


Our benefits

  • Competitive salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan


Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

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