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Mining Superintendent - Dawson South

Mining Superintendent

Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector.

Due to the continuous growth and strengthening of our position Australia wide and the recent award of the contract at Dawson South, Macmahon has an opportunity for driven leader in the role of Mining Superintendent to support our operations on a 5:2 roster This role is to support the Project Manager in coordinating the Production Supervisors and resources to deliver the requirements in terms of safety, leadership, plant service delivery and cost.
Key accountabilities of this role include the following:

  • Working closely with our onsite planning and engineering team to meet achieve optimal production targets
  • Plan, coordinate and allocate resources (people & plant) to achieve monthly outputs
  • Instruct and mentor Supervisors
  • Key stakeholder engagement; working closely with our senior leadership group
  • Ensuring safe mine operations by providing leadership to our teams to help them reach production and cost targets
  • Work collaboratively with Mine Geology to design, schedule and manage grade control and ore definition requirements;
  • Drive a safety first workplace culture, which promotes a zero-harm work environment

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Certificate IV in Frontline Leadership or equivalent (desirable)
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct Local Risk Control, RIIRIS301D Apply Risk Management Processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct Safety and Health Investigations and RIICOM301D Communicate Information
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ demonstrated experience in a leadership role within a mining operation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of Acts, Codes and Regulations relevant to the mining industry
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Standard 11 induction
  • Coal Board Medical
  • Drug & Alcohol Screen
  • Drivers Licence (manual)


Dawson is located at the southern end of the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland near the town of Moura; it is approximately one hour drive from Biloela and two hours from Rockhampton and Gladstone and is one of Australia’s longest established coal mines.
Macmahon see the Dawson South contract as pivotal in building and enhancing our surface mining footprint on the east coast.

As a part of the recruitment process for this role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally, you will be asked to provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification where applicable.

Macmahon offers its’ people competitive remuneration packages, a range of company benefits and discounts, ongoing training, development and career progression opportunities as well as ability to work in diverse roles across multiple local and international locations. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop.  Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.