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Ventilation Officer - Capcoal Underground Operations

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Engineering, Mining, Operations, Maintenance
Middlemount, Central QLD
Capcoal Underground Operations


We are re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives


Anglo American is a global diversified mining business and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

Ventilation Officer – Capcoal Underground Operations

A great new opportunity now exists for a qualified Underground Coal Mine Ventilation Officer to join our operation.  Reporting to the Ventilation and Gas Drainage Superintendent, you will manage, coordinate, monitor and maintain the Mine Ventilation system in accordance with best practice mine ventilation standards and legislative compliance.

You will liaise closely with Technical, Operational and Engineering teams to plan and establish effective ventilation for current and future mine activities. You will monitor the underground mine environment ensuring that legislative and corporate requirements are met and that all ventilation and gas management issues are understood and managed in order to maintain a safe underground working environment.

You will also assist / advise the Gas Drainage team with the planning, implementation and monitoring of the underground and surface gas drainage systems to ensure effective management of gas emissions.

You will be able to display a high level of strategic thinking, planning and problem solving skills which will be instrumental in your success in this role. The successful applicant will have a strong background in ensuring hazard identification and risk assessment principles are firmly applied, coupled with the compliance of all ventilation matters relating to legislation and the site safety management system.

Requirement of the role is a formal qualification as a Mine Ventilation Officer in Queensland and demonstrated experience in an underground longwall coal mining operation. Your ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems, with continuous improvement mindset, as well as your ability to influence and build relationships throughout the site will be key to your success in the role.

This is a full time permanent staff role working an 8:6 roster.

If you would like the opportunity to join a world class underground coal mine implementing best practice technical and operational standards, please apply now.

Ref No. 729195

In return for your commitment, we offer very competitive salary and exceptional training and career development opportunities. Subsidised accommodation is available with this role.

If you have the ambition to work for a leader in the mining and resources area, and the drive to deliver results on a consistent basis apply now.


Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal Business does not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies

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