Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineer Vacation Program – YanCoal (NSW)

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.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Yancoal is looking for enthusiastic Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering Undergraduates who are looking for an opportunity to build relationships and learn from industry experts in your chosen field of Engineering. We’re seeking dedicated students looking to gain some practical experience at one of our mine sites located in NSW.   

The program provides 10-12 weeks of paid work experience in our site Maintenance Team. The program will supplement your theoretical knowledge and offer a pathway towards your career in mining.

The program will require you to relocate to the mine site where you will be placed for the 10-12 weeks. The program will commence end of November/start of December and finish mid/end February before University recommences. Accommodation will also be provided to you if your place of residence is not a reasonable commute to the mine site.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidates will demonstrate the following;

  • Current enrollment in a Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering qualification
  • Current driver’s license
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills


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

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Educations Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Applications close: 9 October 2020

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Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.


Application closing date

9 October 2020
Applications open for this opportunity: 
28 Sep 2020
Eligible degree type(s): 

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing