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Medium Term Planning Engineer– Rosebery Mine

Job no: 498237
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery Mine

The Rosebery Mine has had continuous production since 1936 that has the potential to extend beyond 2030. With a strong community focus and core values including safety and integrity, we are proud of our role in community development and our economic contribution to Tasmania. As a company, we strive for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity.

We are currently seeking a dynamic and highly experienced Medium Term Planning Engineer for our Rosebery Mine in Tasmania.  This role is reporting to the Senior Engineer – Mine Planning and the purpose of this role is to deliver Mining Schedules (13 week to LoA) and Mining Panel Designs that are compliant with the Long-Term mining schedule and operational requirements . In addition, candidates must demonstrate expertise in establishing cultures and systems that imbed a safety awareness as well as application of rigor to planning and process within multi-disciplinary operational teams.  Candidates with past achievements in complex dynamic underground mining are urged to apply. To be successful you must have a high level of interpersonal and reporting skills, with a strong ability to clearly articulate the salient message.

MMG will also support successful candidates to relocate to the region and provide a generous relocation package. This role represents a genuine career opportunity for a motivated professional.  This role will be based on a 9-day fortnight (4:3,5:2) residential roster.

MMG also provides the following generous benefits:

  • Travel allowance where personal vehicle is required to DIDO access Rosebery mine site
  • Financial Support for families where Children attend boarding school
  • An attractive remuneration package including an incentive scheme.
  • Residential accommodation close to work

The responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to;

Medium-Term Planning

  • Develop, co-ordinate and present a rolling 13 Week schedule to optimise presented value in compliance with the long term mine plan.
  • Assist in the development of Quarterly schedules to support the LoA process and 13 Week Schedule
  • Work with Short-term Planning Engineers to develop and present panel design’s which optimise value presented and meet the long term mine plan.
  • Develop and co-ordinate a process for investigation of remnant mining and aid the Long-Term Planning Engineer in integrating remnant mining to optimise the long term plan and presented value.
  • Design and plan infrastructure to support the mining operation.

Short-Term Planning (Secondary)

  • Design and schedule underground development and stoping to meet the Medium and Long Term Schedule.
  • Co-ordinate the short term planning process and communicate with relevant stakeholders.
  • Minimise downtime and delay of operational activities through optimising the mining activity sequences and reducing interactions.
  • Review long term designs and optimise the short term stope shapes to maximise NSR value.
  • Demonstrate safe behaviour at all times and comply with the site’s standards and procedures in SHEC.
  • Hazard reporting as required to enable a safe workplace.
  • Involvement in Risk Assessments and THAs as required.

Bring with you your skills, experience and qualifications;

  • Minimum of 8 years mine engineering experience within an underground environment (metalliferous desirable).
  • Minimum of 5 years mine planning experience
  • Effective communicator at all levels of the business
  • Strategic and tactical thinker
  • Ability to work interdependently to achieve set targets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, including diplomacy
  • Ability to develop rapport, and build strong relationships with internal customers and suppliers
  • Relevant mine design and scheduling experience (Deswik preferred)
  • Underground mining methods; including development, sub-level open stoping, ventilation, drill and blast and haulage
  • Data capture, analysis and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Metallurgy, Geology, Processing and Survey processes
  • Well-developed analytical, interpretive and constructive / lateral thinking skills
  • Dilution and recovery factors for reconciliation purposes and associated systems
  • Tertiary qualified Mining Engineer (B.Sc minimum).
  • Able to work towards gaining and underground mine management qualification (desirable)
  • AusIMM membership and hold a valid LV driver’s licence

This is a rare and unique opportunity to join a global mining organisation with a vision for future growth and an enviable record of community engagement, sustainability and safety. As a company, we strive for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. If you share MMG’s values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date and all applicants must apply directly to MMG to be considered. We will not be accepting submissions from recruitment agencies on this occasion.

To hear more about what it’s like to work at MMG, we encourage you to visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMGMediaUpload/playlists

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