Job no: 499574
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 Mine Geologist, the role will provide day to day underground mine geological services to the mining operation, structural control, mapping and direction of underground development headings; planning of underground drilling activities; logging of diamond drill holes; input into the stope notes; reconciliation of production stopes and development headings and collation of data in preparation for resource estimation.
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 experienced Mine Geologist looking to expand their knowledge and capability within a supportive team environment.
Tertiary qualifications in Geology with demonstrated underground geology experience and sound computer skills.
Working knowledge of Vulcan software is desirable
Strong technical, organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a proactive attitude towards safety.
Australian manual Class (car) driver’s licence and Forklift licence
Previous exposure to underground mapping, photogrammetry and geological interpretation
Basic understanding and management of drilling techniques and activities
Ability to manage core processing and provide direction to field technicians.
Design and supervision of underground diamond drilling activities.
Core logging, processing and underground inspections
Validation of geological data
Mapping and interpretation for inclusion in geological models
Developing and updating panel and stope notes
Daily maintenance of grade control data management and reporting
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 Jan 2023
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