Graduate Mechanical Engineer


Posted on:  31st Mar 2024

Discover a Brighter Future

At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world.

As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives.

Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy.

About IMC

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal produces premium-quality, hard coking coal for steelmaking, which is transported within Australia and around the world. We operate two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

This role is a permanent position based at the Appin mine which is, near the coastal city of Wollongong, NSW and approximately 75 kilometres southwest of Sydney. 

What’s Involved?

Our Graduate program is tailored to provide you with a unique learning pathway that will help you develop foundational skills to set you up for your future career with South32.

Did you know, we also have opportunities available for Graduate Mechanical Engineers at the following operations?

  • GEMCO (FIFO from Cairns & Darwin)

To apply, please visit our South32 career website.

How life as a Graduate benefits you!

  • Annualised short-term incentive, paid in addition to your base salary reflecting our company's performance and each employee's contribution.
  • Personalised pathway with rotations to build your technical and professional skills.
  • Lead an improvement initiative which has genuine business impact.
  • Participate in South32's Annual Graduate Residential, a three-day event that provides graduates the opportunity to network with other graduates, meet key senior leaders and continue building practical skills.
  • Grow personally and professionally in a high performance and values-based culture.
  • Receive dedicated support from graduate buddies and senior leaders.

Our recruitment process 

  1. Upload your CV - Send in your application by attaching your CV, academic transcript and details of extracurricular activities
  2. Application Review - Our recruitment team will review each application to determine a shortlist which will be shared with Hiring Managers
  3. Interview & Assessments - Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and complete psychometric testing
  4. Offer Stage - Successful candidates will receive an employment offer.

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


  • Must have completed your degree and available to commence employment from February 2025
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia

Brighter Futures Start Here

Applications close: 30th April 2024

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