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Superintendent- Improvement

Job no: 498636
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, 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 Dugald River:

Dugald River is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations, located near Cloncurry in North West Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate leaving Dugald River in November 2017. Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years to process an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Superintendent- Improvement

Reporting to the Manager, Development and Improvement, this role will provide strong support and leadership for the management of the site annual improvement programs. The role will also provide support for key operational strategic projects growth aimed at driving long-term improvements in operational efficiency and competitiveness.

This is a newly created ‘Job split’ opportunity to work flexibly alongside our current Principal - Business Improvement who is moving to a part time arrangement to spend more time with his newly expanded family.

At MMG we truly mine for progress. We understand that the mining landscape is changing, and we are excited to move with this change.  We recognise that Flexible FIFO is relatively unusual, however here at MMG we have the courage to embrace change and challenge the status quo where we can to support our people and attract the best suited people to our business.

This role truly offers you a non-traditional job sharing that creates true flexibility giving you the same career progression opportunities as anyone else in the business.

MMG is supportive of our local communities and region and persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous are encouraged to apply.

This role is offered on a negotiable roster pending your work location (FIFO or Residential) that is most suitable to your lifestyle with an estimated average 30 hours in each work week which can be split between site/remote work or an alternate rostered arrangement.  

Skills and Competencies;

  • Superior stakeholder management skills and ability to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to lead and successfully embed continuous improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business problems in operational environments and achieve solutions through teamwork and collaboration
  • Knowledge of Mining, Metallurgy and Geology process.
  • Contemporary knowledge and application of operational planning processes and Theory of Constraints
  • Extensive knowledge of risk management processes
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving business outcomes in complex environments
  • Experience with site database and systems (such as SAP, Pitram, PI, Ampla, Locafi),
  • Good experience in mining operations, preferably in base metals in leadership roles.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant technical discipline
  • Certification by an accredited organisation in the Business Improvement discipline (such as Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Certification)

Some of your key responsibilities will include;

  • Development and management of plans for site Operations improvement projects including reporting both on and offsite
  • Engagement with group support for improvement projects, as required
  • Delivery of projected improvement outcomes into planning activities in MMG short and long term planning functions
  • Support management of site operational growth programs
  • Facilitate and support improvement projects in collaboration with the relevant area owners
  • As required support of site annual risk process and site MOC processes
  • Support maintenance of various site data display and reporting platforms (Power BI, Wave, Navori, site Intranet)

What we offer

  • Flexible FIFO from Townville or Brisbane
  • 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, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.
  • For candidates residing in the local community: -
    • 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

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.


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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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