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Our people are proud to be building a sustainable future for Premier Coal. We strive to have a vibrant, multi-skilled, flexible team.

Premier Coal believes that our business success is dependent on the people we employ. We seek to attract and retain the best people through a range of benefits and opportunities.  We focus on training and development to ensure we continually enhance the skills and knowledge within our organisation. In addition to ongoing employee development, we provide excellent superannuation benefits and attractive salary packages.

Premier Coal is committed to providing employment opportunities to people in the local community with about 70% of our workforce residing in the Collie area and about 90% residing within 70kms of our operations.

Premier Coal employs about 400 people in a variety of professions including: 

  • Operation of equipment and plant - e.g. shovels, trucks, dozers
  • Maintenance - e.g. tradespersons such as electricians, mechanics, boilermakers
  • Mining engineering
  • Geology
  • Surveying
  • Finance, business analysis & development; 
  • Procurement 
  • Administration
  • Human Resources 
  • Information Technology
  • Safety and environmental management.

Premier Coal has a long history of providing apprenticeships for local youth. In addition, we provides tertiary students with vacation employment and work placement for local high school students.

The safety and health of our employees is vital to our business. Premier Coal provides an onsite medical centre as well as health programs and a free, confidential employee assistance program through an external service provider.