Geotechnical Engineer - Dugald River
Job no: 498385
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. We are one of the world's largest producers of zinc and a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver. We have strong operating and financial results and are growing at a significant rate, both organically and by acquisition. With our global corporate headquarters located in Southbank, Melbourne and mining projects and operations in Australia, Africa, the Americas and South East Asia, we offer a rare and unique opportunity to work with a global perspective.
We currently have a great career opportunity available for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join our team at Dugald River.
Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will ensure correct and professional application of geotechnical principles to the planning and operation at Dugald River, so that compliance with Company Standards for Ground Control are achieved and maintained.
On a day to day basis you will be involved in:
Monitor rock deformations and performance
Monitor support and reinforcement systems, maintain ground support QA/QC database
Geotechnical data collection: core logging, rock face mapping, ground support installation, instrumentation
Undertaking geotechnical analysis utilising Rock Mass Classification systems, stereonets, failure mode analysis and numerical modelling
Conducting reviews of stope performance focussing on rock mechanics issues
Providing input into mine planning to ensure excavation designs, pillars, ground support and mining sequences are appropriate
Design and operational input into backfill plans for mined voids
As a suitably qualified and experienced Geotechnical Engineer with either Mining, civil engineering, geology qualifications with post graduate study in mining rock mechanics, you will possess the following skills and attributes:
An unwavering commitment to workplace safety
Sound knowledge of rock mechanics, numerical modelling, seismicity, ground support systems and methods
A strong background & experience within underground hard rock mining experience
Current drivers licence
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, FIFO from 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 14 Sep 2020
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