Goonyella Mine | Superintendent Processing | BMA

Date:  8 Jul 2024
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Job State/Province:  Queensland
Job Location/Region:  Bowen Basin

About the Role

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The Superintendent Processing at Goonyella Mine is a key leadership position in the Production Coal Team responsible for Coal Handling and Preparation Plants (CHPPs) operations across both Goonyella and Riverside Preparation Plants.  

Reporting to the Production Coal Manager, you will be responsible for the safe execution of the production plan utilising BHP Operating System (BOS) to drive a high standard for safety, culture, productivity and cost for your Department. 

 You will lead a high performing team focused on continuous improvement in operational standards, people, production plant equipment and infrastructure.


  • Ensure compliance with the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and all other legislative requirements.
  • Responsible for managing risk and supporting compliance with safety and health management systems to deliver optimal production outcomes.
  • Lead and mentor a highly motivated production and processing team comprising of production supervisors, operators, process engineers and laboratory technicians.
  • Drive the BHP Operating System, setting the Vision for the CHPP Team and targeting effective and felt engagement with the workforce, actively managing people performance and development and supporting the Production Coal Manager in leading change.
  • Integrate with all stakeholders on site to lead the effective operational performance of the CHPP.
  • Mange the CHPP budget, time usage model (TUM) forecast and production data reporting; and
  • Lead and coach daily operations and fixed plant maintenance to achieve results, as you identify and deliver projects to improve Safety, Culture and Productivity.

About You


Seeking a minimum of two years experience in the same role and the below skills: 

  • Demonstrated safety leadership and the confidence to lead by example to maintain a high profile in the promotion of a safe working environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with leading and operating within CHPP operations. 
  • Possess confident ability to lead diverse teams effectively with proven experience in leading change and strong interpersonal skills are highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as a people leader, with the ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels and disciplines.
  • Strong initiative, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as systems knowledge.
  • Experience with 1SAP and knowledge of other production systems such as AMPLA &and Citect; and
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (strong preference for tertiary qualification in Process/Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy) and/or equivalent industry experience within production plant operations.


About Our Process 

As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  


At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.