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Geology Technician

Job no: 500249
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. 

Dugald River mine in Northern Queensland 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, with a Dugald River Solar Farm, 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.

Geology Technician

Reporting to the Senior Geology Technician, this role will see you provide logistic and administrative support to the geology team and contribute to the successful completion of the surface and underground drilling programs through accurate processing of drill core.

This role incorporates correct drill core mark up, orientation, RQD, cutting and sampling procedures, as well as underground photography of development faces using Adamtech technology.

To be successful in this role, you will have a positive attitude, high levels of motivation and a commitment to safe work practices. Essential to this will be a current manual drivers’ licence and a minimum of 1 year mining or exploration experience. Previous underground experience will be advantageous.

This is a permanent position based on an 8/6 roster, various transport arrangements are available including,

  • Drive in drive out from Cloncurry.
  • Bus in Bus out from Mount Isa.
  • Fly in Fly out from Townsville or Brisbane

Some of your key responsibilities include:

  • Complete all core processing activities as directed by the Senior Technician
  • Maintain the photography database
  • Maintain plant and equipment in good working order
  • underground photography of development faces using Adamtech technology
  • Assist geologists when required

What we offer

  • A competitive salary package
  • A generous relocation package is available if you choose to relocate locally
  • Career Development opportunity working for a Global Organisation
  • A culture of thinking Safety First
  • Work with a highly skilled strategic leadership team
  • 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, gym facilities with a women’s only area, a tennis court, swimming pool, walking track and entertainment area.  

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.

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.

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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.
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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