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Geotechnical Engineer

Job no: 499542
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.

Geotechnical Engineer

Residing in the Rosebery township and reporting to the Geotechnical Superintendent, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the deepest mines in Australia. Working in a small Geotechnical team you will gain highly diverse experience with sub-level stoping at depth as well as exposure to legacy mining operations. This is an excellent position for someone who is looking to expand their Geotechnical knowledge and who is self-motivated and can work independently.

The role is offered on an 8/6 roster. This is a residential role with options to DIDO from other locations in Tasmania.

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • An unwavering commitment to workplace safety and a demonstrated expertise in establishing cultures and systems that embed safety awareness.
  • Degree qualifications in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Exposure to more than one site will be advantageous.
  • Experience with underground mining.
  • Current drivers’ license.
  • Promotion of an environment of continuous improvement and collaboration.
  • Experience with IMS, MxRAP and Rocscience software.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide geotechnical engineering service to Mine Planning and Mine Operations to achieve safety and production objectives for the company.
  • Conduct daily production tasks including seismic monitoring, review of development, drill and blast designs, underground inspections, producing ground control designs and advising on ground control matters.
  • Heavily involved in geotechnical assessments of stope designs, as well as undertaking geotechnical analysis and reconciliation to optimise stope and mining panel designs for near to mid-term planning.
  • Assist to develop, design, install and evaluate monitoring systems for rockmass deformation and performance of ground control systems.
  • Ensure ground control audits and QAQC programs are regularly undertaken and developing corrective measures as required. Actively lead development and roll out of formal QAQC program.
  • Assist in the development, design and management of a monitoring and rehabilitation program of long-term critical infrastructure.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with ACG researchers for site-based projects.
  • Periodic collection and analysis of geotechnical data including core logging and geotechnical mapping to develop geotechnical parameters for future mining horizons.
  • Regularly review geotechnical data to identify improvements, emerging geotechnical risks and potential gaps, and oversee these changes.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances in line with Company Policies.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Opportunity to be involved with ACG Ground Support Systems Optimisation research project.
  • 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.

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.

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To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

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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.
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