Mining Engineer

Job No: TBG188
Location: Singleton

MINING ENGINEER

Working with The Bloomfield Group

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group. Australian owned and operated, we have been part of the community for more than 80 years and now employ hundreds of local people.

The Bloomfield Group operates two open-cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. These operations are our Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton, and our Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland. Coal from the Rix’s Creek Mine and Bloomfield Mine is railed to the Port of Newcastle, and loaded onto ships using Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS). Bloomfield is a founding member and shareholder of PWCS, and we proudly own and operate Kings Engineering, a leading NSW Engineering business.

About the role

The Bloomfield Group is seeking to appoint a Mining Engineer to join our team at Rix’s Creek Mine Site. The successful candidate will support the Technical Services to meet mine planning requirements through the quality control of production statistics, undertaking mine planning and design, scheduling, advice, surveying, process improvement, and other areas of the business as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Quality control of production statistics
  • Provide production reports on daily, weekly, yearly and as needed basis
  • Drive continuous improvement in the capture, management and reporting of production data
  • Liaise with other departments to capture, store and report on statistics for maintenance and production planning and other requirements
  • Manage the downloads and reporting of information from VIMs and any other fleet management systems
  • Review and provide advice on processes, resources and equipment that will result in safe, effective, economical and environmentally sound coal mining
  • Conduct production and time and motion studies
  • Manage efficiency projects on production equipment and crews
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of engineering systems and procedures
  • Analysis of haul routes and haul truck requirements for a variety of projects
  • Assist in the day to day running of the mine including drill and blast design and design of blocks, ramps, and dumps.
  • Assist with the monitoring and general surveying of the mine
  • Assist in geological modelling and reporting
  • Provide advice as to the mines compliance with consents, licences and leases
  • Assist in the preparation of mine schedules, production planning and mine design
  • Assist in scheduling and communication of coal and parting sequences, calculation of coal reconciliations, production of seam sections and driving initiatives to increase coal recovery
  • Assist in mine schedules, production planning, mine design and haulage requirements and preparation of reports and estimates of costs involved in developing the mine
  • Manage contractors to ensure they work safely and productively to scope and/or plan in the most cost effective manner.
  • Assist in development of yearly open cut budget
  • Tailings Dam Inspections

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining related discipline
  • Post graduate experience working in an Open Cut coal mining environment
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office and mining planning software
  • Sound analytical and report writing skills

Investing in our people and our community

At The Bloomfield Group, we invest in our people and we invest in the community. We offer a highly competitive salary plus super and incentive scheme, discounted gym memberships and a range of other benefits including family friendly rosters and site locations.

We also provide significant investment in our community through the Bloomfield Group Foundation. The Foundation has been supporting our local community since 2006, providing support for young and vulnerable people, funding for medical and health related research and other programs that enrich Hunter Valley communities.

Underpinning how we go about our work are our company values: We Care. We Deliver.

  • We respect and care about the safety and wellbeing of our people, our local community and the environment.
  • We work together with integrity to deliver safety, operational best practice, customer satisfaction and compliance.

This position requires an individual aligned to the values of Bloomfield.

To Apply

To apply for the position, please answer the screening questions and attach your covering letter and resume. Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the essential criteria and your experience relevant to the role. In providing your CV to Bloomfield you acknowledge acceptance to be included in its recruitment processes as defined by the business and available at www.bloomcoll.com.au.  

Note: If you experience issues applying, please email your contact details to recruitment@bloomcoll.com.au

Applications close 2 October 2022

To find out more about the Bloomfield Group, please visit www.bloomcoll.com.au

The Bloomfield Group is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity, priding itself on an inclusive workplace.  All applicants must be able to evidence their Right To Work in Australia.

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The Bloomfield Group may from time to time utilise the services of Recruitment Agencies as part of our recruitment process for various positions. In providing your CV to Bloomfield you acknowledge acceptance of being included in these processes.


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About Bloomfield Group

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group.

Australian owned and operated, we have been part of the community for more than 80 years and employ hundreds of local people.

The mining operations are our Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton, and our Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland.

The Hunter based Kings Engineering business is also owned by the Group.

To learn more about the working The Bloomfield Group, watch this short introductory video.