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Geologist - Mine

Job no: 500231
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, our vision is to create a leading international mining company for a low carbon future.

We mine for progress to create wealth for our people, host communities and shareholders with an ambition to grow and diversify our resource, production and value. 

Our aim is to create a workplace that encourages diversity and inclusion and supports our people to grow.  We are guided by our values; think safety first, respect each other, work together, do what we say, and we want to be better.  We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.

Dugald River mine is one of the world’s top 10 Zinc mine operations, which has been producing zinc concentrate for customers around the world since 2017.

The mine is committed to a low-carbon future. In April 2023 the Dugald River Solar Farm began operations, supplying a third of the mine’s power, and reducing emissions by 33% and this is just the start of its renewable energy transition.

Dugald River employs around 750 employees and contractors on a mix of fly-in, fly-out and local residential basis. The village provides all the amenities including a gym, with a women’s only area, a tennis court, swimming pool, walking track and entertainment area.  

Geologist – Mine

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, the role will provide day to day underground mine geological services to the mining operation which include structural and lithological mapping of underground development headings; 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 and 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 license and Forklift license
  • 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

Key responsibilities will include:

  • 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 for employees living in the local community of Cloncurry and Mt Isa.

On-site accommodation at Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning. The village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting facilities, swimming pool and gym facilities.

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

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

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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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