Our people are proud to be building a successful future for Premier Coal. Our aim is to have a vibrant, multi-skilled, flexible team.

Premier Coal believes that our business success is dependent upon 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 that 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 its workforce residing in the Collie area and about 93% residing within 70kms of its operations.

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

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

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

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