Job no: 499364
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.
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:
The mine; Dugald River is fully owned by MMG Limited and is one of the world’s top 10 Zinc operation and is mined underground. Dugald River is expected to produce around 180,000 – 190,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate annually. The operation employs around 500 employees and contractors on a mix of fly-in, fly-out and local residential basis.
The deposit; Dugald River is a unique Zinc deposit being 70Mt in resource which has the potential to extend beyond a 20-year mine life. Orebody Knowledge completed since 2017 has substantially increased the geological understanding that has contributed to grade control, reconciliation and growth at Dugald River. This is your opportunity to be part of the Geology team that unlocks the potential of this incredible world class Zinc deposit.
Reporting to the Senior Project Geologist, this role will develop the geological understanding of the Dugald River ore system and apply this knowledge to improve the Dugald River mine. You will identify and execute business improvement opportunities, mentor and train Graduate and Mine Geologists.
This role will include geological data collection, QAQC and interpretation, database management, liaison with external contractor and stakeholders, assisting with resource modelling, and executing drill programs.
This role will be based on an 8/6, drive in drive out (DIDO) from Cloncurry or Mt Isa or fly in fly out (FIFO) from Townsville or Brisbane. Relocation support will be available for successful candidates who reside outside of these locations.
Qualifications, skills & competencies
This role would ideally be suited to an exploration or mine geologist looking to take the next step in their career Tertiary qualifications in Geology with demonstrated underground geology experience and sound computer skills.
Membership with AusIMM, AIG, GSA or similar professional organisation
Familiarity with QAQC best practice guidelines
Ability to undertake mapping and structural interpretation
Familiarity with State Mining Acts and Regulations
Strong technical, organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a proactive attitude towards safety.
Previous exposure to underground mapping, photogrammetry and geological interpretation
Working knowledge of geological databases and 3D mining software
Understanding of drilling programme performance and optimisation with experience in surface and/or underground drilling programs
Ability to manage core processing and provide direction to field technicians.
Australian manual Class (car) driver’s licence and Forklift licence
Identify, plan and implement business improvement opportunities relating to mine geology
Participate in and develop orebody knowledge projects
Assist in maintaining underground mapping and core logging standards and outcomes
Responsible for performance of QAQC protocols, regular reporting of QAQC performance and liaison with laboratory
Assist in compiling data used in annual mineral resource reporting and JORC compliant resource models
Review and ensure consistent geological data interpretation
Manage the design, scheduling, execution and supervision of all drilling activities (underground and surface)
Mentor and train Graduate and Mine geologists and supervise and provide direction to the junior members in the Geology team when required
Assist in regular geological reports and in material movement reconciliations
Collaborate with other team members to support and meet the geology departments assigned targets
What we offer
Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances.
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 facilities, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.
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 for employees living in the local community of Cloncurry & Mt. Isa
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
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
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time 31 Aug 2022
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