Drill & Blast Engineer
Job no: 499455
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 has an estimated mine life of 20+ years and is expected to produce around 180,000 – 190,000 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.
Drill & Blast Engineer:
Reporting directly to the Senior Mine Production Engineer, the key responsibility of the Drill and Blast Engineer is to complete drill and blast design, produce backfill plans and general mining engineering support to the Mining team.
Key accountabilities including and not limited to:
Maintain a cost conscious culture is practiced by team members.
Provide specialist technical advice to the Mine Manager in areas of competence
Consistently apply Workplace Management Procedures to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, agreed visions and values, and MMG Code of Conduct
Demonstrate behaviour consistent with MMG Minerals vision and values and code of conduct.
Contribute towards a strong team working culture within the Planning team.
Continually seeks to improve existing workplace practices
To be considered for this role, you will hold a tertiary qualification in Mine Engineering with a strong proven experience in large scale underground mining operations including significant practical experience and knowledge within Underground mining methods, strategic and short term business planning techniques. You will have a sound understanding of survey methods and good knowledge of underground mine ventilation and mine geology. Essential to the role is your sound practical experience with Deswik and/or other Drill and Blast software.
To further your success to the role, you will have excellent communication and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to contribute and work effectively in a team.
What we offer
Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances.
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.
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 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. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time 03 Nov 2022
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