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Mining Supervisor - Dawson South

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 an energetic, self-motivated Mining Supervisor to support our Mining team on a 7:7 roster. This role ensures production targets are communicated and achieved, machinery and equipment managed effectively and that quality, and health and safety is maintained and promoted.
Some of your duties will include but not limited to:


  • Monitor and promote continuous improvement in processes and procedures that will improve efficiency and productivity
  • Work with Production Superintendents to analyse shift performance
  • Work collaboratively with the Client Representative through the Production Superintendent to optimise productivity and compliance with work schedules and required quality
  • Assist Superintendents in the development of training matrixes for employees
  • Promote plant and equipment optimization in line with operational standards, OEM specifications and the mine plan
  • Track and discuss team performance, deal with daily issues through coaching, training, or other development actions
  • Manage reporting & administrative activities for the shift
  • Liaise with maintenance personnel to finalise daily downtime reports
  • Liaise with maintenance supervisors on maintenance, damage and breakdown issues
  • Ensure that the Coal Mining Act and Regulations are adhered to at all times
  • Drive a safety first workplace culture, which promotes a zero-harm work environment


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • RIIRIS201D Conduct Local Risk Control, RIIRIS301D Apply Risk Management Processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct Safety and Health Investigations and RIICOM301D Communicate Information
  • Extensive experience supervising mining operational crews
  • Sound knowledge or mining equipment best practice and operational performance to meet production targets in a safe and efficient manner
  • Contractor mining experience within a Coal Mining environment
  • Ability to understand and effectively implement the mine plan
  • Proven leadership 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.