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Geotechnical Engineer

Job no: 499014
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, host communities and shareholders.

MMG strives to create an inclusive culture by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  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.

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 in October 2017.Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years processing an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Geotechnical Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, this role is responsible to 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.

The role is available on a drive in drive out basis (DIDO) from the Cloncurry or Mount Isa Districts, or FIFO from Townsville and Brisbane. This role will operate on an 8/6 roster. 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.

Qualifications

Suitably qualified and experienced Geotechnical Engineer with either Mining, civil engineering, geology qualifications with post graduate study in mining rock mechanics

Competencies

  • 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
  •  Passion for improving day to day operations and contributing to the overall inclusive workforce culture of Dugald River.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing capability.
  • Ability to engage stakeholders effectively across all levels

Some of the key responsibilities will include;

  • Monitoring rock deformations and performance
  • Monitoring 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

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Opportunity to work with diverse, talented people that are encouraged and supported in their professional and personal development
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage https://www.mmg.com/

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.

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.

Persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous are encouraged to apply.

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

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