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Geotechnical Superintendent

Job no: 498855
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 Superintendent

We are currently seeking a Geotechnical Superintendent to join our busy and successful team at Rosebery reporting directly to the Manager-Mine Technical Services. The key responsibility as the Geotechnical Superintendent is to support the Rosebery Mine technical services team to ensure correct and professional application of Geotechnical principles to the Planning and Operational Departments at Rosebery.

This role is offered on a flexible 5,2/4,3 roster as a residential role or a 4/3 roster on a DIDO role

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • An unwavering commitment to workplace safety and a demonstrated expertise in establishing cultures and systems that embed safety awareness.
  • A drive for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to contribute and work effectively in a team
  • Sound knowledge of rock mechanics, numerical modelling, ground support systems and methods
  • Proficiency in mine design and geotechnical software packages
  • Substantial experience with various stoping and backfill methods, geotechnical data collection and processing, and the technical design of stopes, pillars and ground support
  • Experience leading and coaching high performing teams


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coaching and developing of the Geotechnical Engineering Team in functions of rock mechanics and ground control
  • Developing and maintaining standards relating to ground control, ground support, mining methods and extraction sequencing and ensuring that a Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan for Ground and Strata Instability is in line with the statutory and company guidelines.
  • Providing feedback to the Long Term Planning department regarding the practicality of the plan with regards to ground control and stability
  • Ensuring that operational management is adequately briefed on ground control issues in a timely manner
  • Identifying areas for business improvement and engaging stakeholders for optimisation
  • Leading and participating in operational incident investigations
  • Undertaking geotechnical analysis utilising Rock Mass Classification systems, empirical methods and numerical modelling, conducting formal reviews of excavation designs and performance focusing on Geotechnical issues
  • Providing input into mine planning to ensure excavation designs, sequence, pillars and ground support are appropriate to local conditions
  • Developing and maintaining a QA/QC system for ground support and backfill

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • 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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Diversity at MMG

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.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

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To ensure our workforce is diverse in a way that reflects our communities.


To create an inclusive and equitable culture.


To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

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MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

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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