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Senior Reliability Engineer

Job no: 499853
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 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. 

Senior Reliability Engineer

Reporting to the Superintendent - Planning & Reliability, The Reliability Engineer is responsible for overseeing the Dugald River reliability function and ensuring that asset performance is monitored, improved and consistently available to meet the operational plan requirements.  The role also provides technical support and governance of areas of the operation which require the application of engineering principles

This role will be based on an 8/6 roster. MMG is supportive of our local communities and region. This role is available on a drive-in drive out basis (DIDO) from the Cloncurry or Mount Isa Districts. Relocation support will be available for successful candidates who reside outside of the local region who wish to relocate to the Cloncurry or Mount Isa districts. FIFO from Townsville or Brisbane is also available.

Qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Bachelor of Engineer in Mechanical or equivalent with a strong focus on Reliability methodology
  • Data Collection and Statistical Analysis skills, particularly of asset management metrics
  • Maintenance Tactics development processes (e.g. RRCM, OnePM)
  • Significant experience in a reliability engineering role in mining or heavy industry
  • Experience in Mining and Processing will be advantageous
  • Proven experience in leading, coaching and developing team
  • Engineering Standards (Australian Standards, Queensland Acts and Regulations)
  • RCA methodologies (FMEA, APOLLO, CED)
  • Computer literacy, proficient in use of Microsoft Office products, data analysis applications and experience in maintenance control databases and enterprise management software (SAP)
  • Condition Monitoring and Non-destructive testing methodologies
  • Data analytics methodologies
  • Underground infrastructure experience – Including ventilation, dewatering and MV reticulation
  • Sound knowledge of grinding, floatation, ISA mills, filter press and paste plant operations

Responsibilities include

  • Advising and conferring with Project Engineers to provide reliability-based recommendations for all new equipment installed on site
  • Reviewing engineering specifications/drawings and propose design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
  • Developing, issuing, accepting, maintaining, and governing all technical documentation within the scope of subject matter expertise (including engineering standards, specifications, procedures, programmable devices, and drawings) from which the operation is designed, constructed, operated and maintained.
  • Leading, developing and coaching other Reliability Engineers, the condition monitoring team and train graduates and new engineers in Reliability modern principles and practices
  • Directing the site Condition Monitoring Team to provide predictive failure and early warning of equipment degradation using a mix of portable and fixed sensors and recording techniques
  • Ensuring equipment performance issues, identified through condition monitoring, are escalated and actioned to prevent unplanned downtime for corrective work
  • Creating and maintaining a Reliability Block Diagram for the Process Plant to identify critical equipment and components and ensure maintenance resources and funding is directed to the correct assets.
  • Ensuring maintenance strategies for critical equipment exist and are aligned to OEM requirements in both content and frequency of execution
  • Using data and reliability processes to focus improvement effort in achieving optimal availability of fixed equipment across both surface and underground operations

What we offer

  • Family friendly rosters with FIFO from Townville& 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 state of the art Gym/Female's Only Gym.
  • For candidates residing in the local community: -
    • Access to MMG Charter flights to Brisbane and Townsville for family/leisure purposes
    • Gym/PCYC membership
    • 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 and Persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous groups to apply

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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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