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Senior Mine Geologist

Job no: 499434
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 170,000 – 180,000 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 size 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 significantly to grade control, reconciliation, growth and prediction 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.

Senior Mine Geologist

Reporting to the Geology Superintendent, the Senior Mine Geologist will coordinate all mine geology functions on site. You will have a demonstrated understanding of the value geology can add to an underground operation with a key focus on grade control, robust collection of underground geological data and reconciliation.

You will work closely with the Project Geology team and Senior Resource Geologist to provide geological support to the mining and metallurgy departments by providing geological information necessary for detailed planning, scheduling and ore characterisation.

This role will be based on a 8/6 4/3 roster, 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 the points of hire.

Qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in mine geology.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant industry experience in underground metalliferous mines.
  • Thorough understanding of grade control and reconciliation principles.
  • High-level software skills (Vulcan and Leapfrog preferred).
  • Well-developed planning and analytical skills and competent understanding of reconciliation.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration characteristics, challenges others and facilitates input in the form of ideas, views and expertise.
  • Knowledge of structurally complex base metal or precious metal deposits is highly regarded.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic in Geology!

Responsibilities include

  • Coordinating, managing and mentoring the Mine Geology team.
  • Developing, implementing and maintenance of a robust grade control system.
  • Conducting monthly mine to mill reconciliation and quarterly resource model to mill reconciliation.
  • Delivering accurate and timely geological information to support mine planning, mine design and geotechnical teams.
  • Ensuring the capture of underground geological information through comprehensive underground mapping.
  • Design and management of grade control drilling programs.
  • Generating new and varied solutions for improvement of existing work practices and procedures.
  • Driving technical excellence and innovation in the Mine Geology team and broader Geology Department.

What we offer

Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances.

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:

  • 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

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.

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

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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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