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Mine Control Technician

Job no: 498688
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

MMG Dugald River:

Dugald River is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations, located near Cloncurry in Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate leaving Dugald River in November 2017. Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years to process an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Mine Control Technician

We have an outstanding opportunity for a highly efficient and experienced Mine Control Technician at our Dugald River operation in North West Queensland.  Reporting to the Superintendent Projects – Mining Operations, this role will provide support to the mine control and technical services team.

The role will provide mine control (Pitram) coverage, mining and mine control administration and support to the technical mining teams including ventilation, paste fill, geotechnical and survey functions.

This is a fast paced, multi-dimensional role and is offered on an 8/6 day and night shift roster, drive in drive out from Cloncurry or Mount Isa or FIFO from Townsville.

Qualifications Skills and Competencies;

  • Proven ability to work autonomously, proactively establish priorities and take responsibility for time sensitive deliverables.
  • General understanding of Underground Mining Environment
  • Previous exposure to Fly in Fly out Operation
  • Current Manual Drivers License
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Prior exposure / use of Pitram and DOME

Some of your key responsibilities will include;

  • Operate Pitram system ensuring data called in is entered accurately and in real time
  • Complete all required shift reports daily
  • VOD (Ventilation on demand) – operate louvres as required and report any issues with system to Ventilation Officer
  • Assist with first response communication in the event of an emergency
  • Perform daily duties as required for Reporting, Administration, Data Acquisition, Event Editor & DOME
  • Develop & improve the PitRam Management system
  • Daily validation of mining and geology data
  • Maintenance of Mine Control training procedures and processes
  • Liaise with Micromine on site system requirements to ensure system integrity is maintained as required
  • Ensure PitRam reports are made available when required
  • Mine ventilation surveys and VoD system management when required
  • Geotechnical QA/QC performance data processing and reporting when required
  • Paste fill sampling and testing data management and support when required

What we offer

Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances.

MMG is committed to supporting our local communities of Cloncurry Shire and Mount Isa City Council Local Government Areas. MMG encourages local residents to apply for opportunities at Dugald River. We also support successful candidates to relocate to the region and provide a generous relocation package. In addition to living allowances for all employees residing in the local community, MMG also provides the following generous benefits:

  • Gym/PCYC membership
  • Access to MMG Charter flights to Brisbane and Townsville for family/leisure purposes
  • Financial Support for families where Children attend boarding school
  • Retention payment for long term Cloncurry residents

On-site accommodation at Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning. The new village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.

As a company, MMG strives 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 recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate. If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

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