Estimator / Project Scheduler


Essential Mining Services (EMS)  is a diverse and progressive business with over a decade in the coal mining industry. Our track record demonstrates our dedication to providing exemplary service and solutions to our Customers, with the ability to provide long term stable employment for our growing team.

Due to continued and exciting growth EMS are currently seeking an experienced Estimator / Project Scheduler to be based from our Mackay Office.

Reporting and working closely with the Workshop Operations Manager you will be responsible for aspects of estimating within the business. EMS offer engineering design and fabrication, underground mining equipment repairs, construction services, consumables supply and site-based labour for both large and small projects.


The role will require a motivated and dedicated person with a positive can do attitude who is willing to undertake the following duties:

  • Preparing quotes from customer's samples, drawings and designs
  • Preparing quotes for repairs and modifications of mining equipment and components
  • Manage a task from conceptual design through to completion
  • Liaise with production for estimating and scheduling work flow
  • Tracking of key accounts and relationship building
  • Inventory planning and negotiations with suppliers
  • Establishing management recording system for parts inventory
  • Quantify labour and material costs
  • Order and supervise timely supply of materials
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding of workshop processes, procedures and capacities for repair and fabrication.
  • Quality Assurance requirements and Workshop OH&S.



  • Prior estimating experience within the Heavy Machinery or Mining Industry
  • Experience in general fabrication, equipment rebuilds preferred experience with UG conveyors, pneumatics and equipment, QDS etc.
  • High level communication skills written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Motivated, organised with a focus on attention to detail
  • Adaptable, flexible with excellent time management skills to meet demanding timeframes
  • Microsoft Project, Excel and Word exposure and Business operating systems such as MYOB Exposure
  • Technical Drawing interpretation


Ideally the applicant will have relevant trade or tertiary qualifications in fitting, fabrication, mechanical engineering, project management or a high-level work history aligned with these industries.

A rewarding salary package for this role is negotiable dependant on the skills and abilities you bring to our business.


Please note that only suitable applicants will be contacted.





10/03/2020 $0 Mackay & Coalfields 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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