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Metallurgy Technician

Job no: 499431
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery 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 Rosebery:

Rosebery is an underground polymetallic base metal mine located in the township of Rosebery in Tasmania, Australia and is 100% owned by MMG Limited.

With continuous production since 1936 Rosebery mine has current potential to extend life beyond 2028.  This underground mine has continually attracted and produced world class professionals. With a strong community focus and core values including safety and integrity, we are proud of our role in community development and our economic contribution to the local Tasmanian industry.

The operation continues to deliver excellent operational performance and employs over 500 employees and contractors who reside in the local region.

Metallurgical Technician:

Reporting to the Metallurgy Superintendent, the Metallurgical Technician is responsible for the provision of routine tasks which support the function of the Metallugy team. These tasks assist in laboratory work, perform sample preparation, and support the accuracy and function of key instrumentation in the plant.

This role is offered on an 5/2:4/3 residential roster in Rosebery or DIDO from other locations in Tasmania

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • Understanding of core processes within base and precious metal concentrators including crushing, grinding, gravity gold recovery, base metals flotation, thickening, dewatering and paste operation
  • Understanding of basic laboratory tasks - sample splitting drying, wet and dry sizing.
  • A strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Basic understanding of metallurgical instrumentation.
  • Plant trial, survey and laboratory testwork techniques.
  • An understanding of continuous processing facility operations.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Demonstrate commitment to SHEC initiatives by ensuring all work follows the Safe Work methodology.
  • Plan, manage, track & report on small projects
  • Review of metallurgical plant instrumentation functionality and assurance of calibration of the instruments.
  • Routine plant sampling for analysis on site or dispatch to external laboratory.
  • Assist in Metallurgical accounting tasks as requested.
  • Become a site Radiation Officer
  • Undertake laboratory and plant testwork and assist in surveys to identify, ratify and ultimately execute improvement opportunities to assist delivery of Safety, Volume and Cost targets.
  • Assist in scheduling of concentrate for transport from site to ensure daily consignments are maintained within specifications.
  • Interact openly with the operations staff daily, providing coaching and mentoring to improve their knowledge of the operation.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

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.

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

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.


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

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To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

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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.

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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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