Backfill Engineer - Dugald River
Job no: 498240
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine
MMG Limited is a global resources company that mines, explores and develops base metal projects globally. Headquartered in Melbourne, we are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx 1208) and Australian Securities Exchange (MMG) with mining projects and operations in Australia, Africa, Americas and South East Asia. We offer a rare and unique opportunity to work with a global perspective.
MMG's inaugural mine development project, Dugald River, is a world-class zinc-lead-silver deposit located in north-west Queensland. With a development capital expenditure in excess of AUD1,400M, the scope of the project includes a two million tonne per year underground mine with twin decline access and conventional long hole and bench stoping; fine grinding and flotation circuits and a combination of existing and developed .
We currently have a role available for an Engineer – Backfill, who will make sure that site backfill operations and production targets are met or exceeded, and that optimal extraction of the ore body is ensured.
Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will ensure backfill activities are supported with appropriate plans and schedules which are then followed and monitored to provide for safe and efficient mine production.
On a day to day basis you will be involved in:
Develop a working knowledge of the paste plant and process, including maintaining relationships with operators, supervisors, engineers and Superintendents
Prepare budget, work requests, activation emails and work instructions
Determine pressure profiles, fill mass strength requirements
Design future pipe extension requirements and prepare PR(Purchase Orders/Reqs) for pipes and fitting ahead of requirements so that equipment is on site when needed
Use Deswik & PumpSim
Manage QC and QA of paste samples and the database, major pipe extensions – i.e. risk assessments for new pipe installs particularly for vertical pipe
Test fibrecrete used in bulkhead construction
Assess fill type requirements, pipe routes, fill notes, changes to binder formulae, stability and safe access
Monitor the stocks of pipes, fittings, instruments, binder and chemicals
To be considered, it’s essential you hold a bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil, Geotechnical, Mechanical or Mining) with technical knowledge and skills in backfill planning, underground sublevel open stoping, a current Class C Drivers Licence and a sound knowledge of rock mechanics, numerical modelling, seismicity, ground support systems and methods.
MMG is supportive of our local communities and region. The role is available on a drive in drive out basis (DIDO) from the Cloncurry or Mount Isa Districts. Relocation support will be available for successful candidates who reside outside of the local region and who wish to relocate to the Cloncurry or Mount Isa districts. This role will operate on an 8/6 roster or a similar alternative , FIFO from Townsville is on offer for residents living in Townsville and Brisbane.
Kalkadoon applicants are encouraged to apply.
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.
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Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time 24 Mar 2020
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