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Production Engineer

OZ Minerals - Stirling North, SA

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OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company

OZ Minerals owns and operates the high-quality copper-gold mine at Prominent Hill and Carrapateena copper-gold operation and progressing the West Musgrave project (Australia’s largest undeveloped copper-nickel resource). We are a Modern Mining Company that adapts to the ever-changing environment, harnessing the innovative ideas of our people and collaborating to leverage the experience of those around us. As Australia's third largest copper producer, our growth strategy is focused on creating value for all stakeholders.

This exciting FIFO opportunity is based at Prominent Hill, where you will work in a culture built on How we work together principles that underpin everything we do - Thinking and Acting Differently, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Action and Results.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated Production Engineer to join our underground mining team at Prominent Hill on a fixed term 18 month contract. We are developing a team of high performing mining professionals who pride themselves on their ability to provide first class support to an operations teams whilst working towards making Prominent Hill an industry leader in underground mining. With 2020 recognising 10 years of underground mining at Prominent Hill, we have been focussed on developing our underground capability, growing from a small mine to a large underground operation with multiple stoping fronts which consistently delivers each year. We are early adopters of technology advancements for underground mining and are looking for an individual to join our team who will embody our desire for continuous improvement and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The successful candidate for this role will be working for a team where having fun throughout the work day is a key indicator of success.

OZ Minerals has made flexible working a part of everyday business for all our employees - this role will have opportunities for work both on and off site, the team generally works on an 8/6 fortnight.Flights to site depart both Adelaide and Port Augusta, where you will enjoy a camp with excellent accommodation and recreation facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver safe production through quality Drill & Blast designs
  • Work closely with the overall Underground Operations Team including our contract alliance partners to ensure timely preparation of short-term plans.
  • QA / QC of drill and blast activities and UG drill and blast operators
  • Provide inputs to the scheduling and planning teams for the generation of weekly and monthly schedules and budgets
  • Conduct planning optimisation projects as required.

Applicant Requirements

  • Engineering degree, majoring in mining is desirable.
  • Emphasis on mining software (Deswik preferred) and Microsoft Suite of programs.
  • Proven experience in underground mine design and construction/operations planning
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong safety and quality focus.
  • Manual drivers licence and confidence in navigating UG environments

To Apply

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us; and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.

Applications close: Monday 12 April 2021