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About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland. Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Yarrabee Coal Company a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia, based in Blackwater Queensland, 2 hours drive west of Rockhampton. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Shotfirer to join our dynamic team.

About the Role

Repoting to the Drill & Blast Supervisor, you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team. The shotfirer coordinates the drilling and blasting activities on site and the effective operation of plant and personnel within the blasting crew. Additionally, the role is expected to provide training to developing team members, ensure production targets are met and blast reports are completed in a timely manner.


  • Well-developed verbal adn written communication skills
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly developed skill sin shotfiring
  • Understanding of information management processes
  • Skilled in hazard identification and responsive to safety issues
  • Well-developed Microsoft office skills
  • Undrstanding the use of Blastlogic Tablets and Electronic Detonator Hardware when required.
  • Knowledge

  • Sound understanding of individual responsibilities in relation to the Coal Mining Safety & Working knowledge of the Coal Mining Safety & Health Act and associated regulations
  • Basic knowledge of equipment maintenance practices
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of drill and blasting principles and practices relating to drill and blast operations
  • Sound knowledge of the Explosive Act and the Regulation, Compliance to these standards
  • Experience

  • Experienced in the provision of drill and blast applications within an Open Cut mining environment
  • Experienced in maintaining communication across a number of departments
  • Qualifications

  • Shotfirer’s Ticket
  • SSAN –current police clearance
  • Supervisor Competentices (S1, S2 and S3)
  • RIIRIS402A – Implement & Maintain the Risk Management Process
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Current Standard 11 Mine Induction (Surface)
  • Current Australian Open Driver’s licence
  • Benefits

    Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees. The following benefits are available to eligible wages employees:

  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions