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  • 13/07/2024

Longwall Automation Engineer (Tahmoor, NSW, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Longwall Superintendent, you will work with the Longwall team and develop Tahmoor’s longwall automation process. You will also be responsible for achieving continuous improvement initiative of reduced cut profile through improved system control through automation. You will support and lead activities in the relevant department to provide the planning, scheduling, supervision and performance of resources, necessary to meet the department plan and targeted objectives. The role is based out of Tahmoor site.


Responsibilities include:


  • Building the functional specification which will form the basis of how site operates the Longwall
  • Develop understanding of Tahmoor’s specific equipment and existing operational strategy including major risks
  • Overseeing the installation and commissioning of the system including risk management
  • Working with site system engineers to integrate longwall automation process
  • Assisting in the identification, communication, and implementation of continuous business improvement initiatives to contribute to the overall long-term business plan of the mine
  • Providing ongoing support to operation personnel through varying forms of training delivery
  • Establishing methods for monitoring overall performance of longwall
  • Providing monthly reports to the Longwall Superintendent on performance and deficiencies including action plans, major delays and works completed
  • Leading and maintaining a safe workplace through active compliance with safety systems and ensuring adherence to all HSEC policies and procedures


You will also bring the following:


  • Experience in systems engineering from electrical background
  • Experience in the coal mining industry
  • Understanding of the NSW Coal Mining statutory and legislative obligations
  • A strong maintenance aptitude
  • High attentiveness to changes in the working environment and associated risks and hazards


Key Benefits:


Based on eligibility, employees may be entitled to the following:


  • Flexible Working Arrangements: The Company has a policy in this regard and provision is determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Generous Parental Leave: 20 weeks paid Primary Carer Leave, 3 weeks paid Partner Leave and superannuation for unpaid parental leave, for those who have worked at the business for at least 12 months. 
  • Beneficial Leave Provisions: 5 weeks annual leave, a generous personal leave structure and long service leave in accordance with the coal board industry fund.
  • Employee Benefits Program: corporate discounts for employees and family on a huge selection of products and services from a variety of brands, including NIB Health insurance.
  • Also, ask about our:  Relocation Packaging, Company Incentive Scheme, Novated Leasing, Study Assistance, Recruitment Referral Awards, EAP and more.

About Us

A member of the GFG Alliance group, SIMEC Mining has operations in South Australia and New South Wales. Our Tahmoor Colliery in New South Wales, is an underground longwall coal mine with an associated coal preparation plant, producing high-quality coking coal for global markets. 

Located in the scenic Southern Highlands region, only a 45-minute drive to the idyllic beaches of the South Coast and 75km south-west of Sydney

Why work here?

We offer more than just a job; we provide a dynamic environment built on three pillars that define our commitment to both our team and our industry. 


  • Work with a greater purpose: Join us in the pursuit of a sustainable future as we progress our ambition to become carbon-neutral. You will contribute to a legacy that not only helps to build our nation but sustains our environment for future generations. Embrace a culture where differences are celebrated, innovation is embraced and valuing everyone’s unique perspectives contributes to our transformation.
  • Work well – live better: We understand the importance of working in an environment which supports you to balance your personal and professional life. Experience a culture which values you as a whole person – where family extends to the workplace and your well-being matters. You’ll thrive not only in your career with us, but beyond. 
  • Build your own future: Step into a culture where every day is an opportunity to grow, and where driving your own development is not just encouraged; it’s expected. You’ll be empowered to take the wheel of your learning journey and uncover your potential. The possibilities are limitless.


We invite you to forge your career in a workplace where passion meets purpose, wellbeing is nurtured and the opportunity to thrive is in your hands.

It is our ambition at InfraBuild to cultivate an inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We encourage candidates from all cultural backgrounds, genders, orientations, age groups, and abilities to apply. Your diversity is our strength in creating sustainable and innovative steel solutions for Australia’s tomorrow.

Agencies should note that unsolicited resumes will not be accepted to this position, and GFG will not pay any fees related to resumes that are submitted directly to hiring managers and not through our approved processes.


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