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Technician – Underground Electrician

Job no: 499961
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

Technician – UG Electrician

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. 

The Role

Reporting to the Underground Maintenance Electrical Supervisor, you will support the delivery of safety and productions targets of MMG Dugald River Mine Underground Operations. You will ensure statutory compliance in maintaining and installation of the underground electrical infrastructure whilst providing a safe working culture.   

This role will be based on an 8/7 and 7/6 (Days and Nights) roster on a BIBO from Cloncurry and Mt Isa districts or FIFO from Townsville. 

Qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Safety leadership with a good level of knowledge in UG mining electrical infrastructure installation and maintenance principles.
  • Problem-solving skills, electrical fault-finding skills, good communication skills across multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in underground metalliferous operations and HV / LV electrical distribution.
  • Understanding of substation (RMU) maintenance and fault finding
  • Primary and Secondary Dewatering experience
  • Installation and maintenance of UG industrial networks (ethernet / WiFi)
  • Experience in breakdown and maintenance of Sandvik Production and Development drills
  • Experience with installation and maintenance Sandvik AutoMine systems
  • QLD Electrical trade (Mechanic) qualification and valid current C Class Licence.

Responsibilities include

  • Breakdown support to the team under the guidance of the Underground Electrical Supervisor.
  • Assisting and preparing in shutdown planning strategies for Underground Fixed and Mobile assets.
  • Ensure scheduled planned electrical activities for all equipment is both appropriate and completed so that the downtime is minimized, and MMG Dugald River mine operational requirements are met without delay to planned production schedules
  • Installation of HV and LV Underground Electrical systems
  • Installation and repair of Underground Automation systems
  • At times you may be expected to perform reasonable additional duties that are related to your role but are not specified in your position description as directed by your supervisor

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 ensuite 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


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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

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