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Head of Processing

Job no: 499243
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne Group Office

Head of Processing

At MMG we mine for progress through the development of our people and partnering with local communities to drive economic growth and the value we deliver to our shareholders. We work in complex jurisdictions and across diverse cultures and communities, and vastly differing experiences with resource development. A long-term outlook, our pride in mining, our commitment to international standards and our respect for people, land and culture underpin our success.


With the world taking steps towards a transition to a low carbon economy, MMG is focused on the critical materials required to help make this change. As we look ahead, our portfolio and focus places us in a strong position to drive future growth for our business. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of this exciting future and become our next generation of business miner.

Our people are as diverse as our assets, and the work is varied. Based from our Melbourne Head Office, you will partner with colleagues from Peru, Africa, China, Laos and Australia, to gather information and provide best practice advice and governance to align the assets to MMG’s strategy. We recognise and respect the unique value and perspectives each person contributes to our safety, production and operational excellence outcomes.

The Head of Processing role contributes to our Operational and Technical Excellence team and is a key business support unit that works closely and collaboratively with our global assets. The team is focused on developing capability, focusing on optimising life-of-assets to extract maximum long-term value, as well as provide specific technical expertise as required.

The Head of Processing is an opportunity to bring your discipline leadership and analysis of processing performance to deliver the highest level of mineral processing technical services across MMG, against operations-related standards and performance metrics and ensure that the operating assets are optimised. Working directly with the site Processing Managers, the role provides coaching and guidance to identify, develop and embed tactical improvement projects to drive continuous improvement in metallurgy and deliver operational performance and compliance to plan or beyond.

The role requires expert knowledge of metallurgical practices and processes, including geometallurgy and deep understanding of metallurgical governance and safety systems in the mining industry and ability to work with senior management and global multi-functional technical teams. This is an opportunity to think globally from a people and operating asset perspective, develop and evolve in response to business challenges and influence business direction.

The Head of Processing will advise on the delivery of key plans and missions to achieve MMG’s strategy and business goals:

  • Endorse high quality metallurgical inputs for cut-off grade parameters and life of mine planning.
  • Ensure technical work in metallurgy for major projects and plans across MMG is scoped and delivered to the highest standard.
  • Ensure world class metallurgy support is provided to operations.
  • Develop and supports company standards and procedures to establish an authorised and productive processing system endorsed by operational sites
  • Contribute to integrated business planning and continuous improvement program design, management and governance.

At MMG, we invest in our people. We offer:

  • Competitive salary packages and incentive plans
  • Varied work that provides broad, global experience and exposure
  • Opportunity for global secondments and projects
  • A values-driven and collaborative work environment, bringing diverse people together
  • Hybrid working arrangements to allow you to maintain the flexibility that you value
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave AND up to 12 months superannuation contributions for eligible employees
  • Southbank office close to public transport and amenities

We mine to build wealth through the development of our people; the investments we make in local communities; and the value we deliver to our shareholders. At MMG, we mine for progress.

Whilst ideally the role will be based in our Melbourne office for the right candidate, the location of this role is flexible, and relocation may be supported. Travel to site may be required.

We invite you to explore this opportunity and grow with MMG. Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date. MMG will not be accepting third party applications at this time.

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Diversity at MMG

At MMG, our aim is to recruit diverse, talented people and to encourage them in their professional and personal development.

Our intent is to create a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

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To ensure our workforce is diverse in a way that reflects our communities.


To create an inclusive and equitable culture.


To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

Students and graduates

MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

We typically have annual graduate and undergraduate intakes for the major regions in which we operate such as Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lao PDR and Peru.

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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.

Vacation Program

We typically offer summer vacation employment to undergraduate students.
Our Vacation Employment Program provides an opportunity to gain practical experience and obtain an internal view of possible career options as well as supporting local universities close to our mining operations.

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