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Superintendent - Processing Support

Job no: 500125
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, our vision is to create a leading international mining company for a low carbon future.

We mine for progress to create wealth for our people, host communities and shareholders with an ambition to grow and diversify our resource, production and value. 

Our aim is to create a workplace that encourages diversity and inclusion and supports our people to grow.  We are guided by our values; think safety first, respect each other, work together, do what we say, and we want to be better.  We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.

Dugald River mine is one of the world’s top 10 Zinc mine operations, which has been producing zinc concentrate for customers around the world since 2017.

The mine is committed to a low-carbon future. In April 2023 the Dugald River Solar Farm began operations, supplying a third of the mine’s power, and reducing emissions by 33% and this is just the start of its renewable energy transition.

Dugald River employs around 750 employees and contractors on a mix of fly-in, fly-out and local residential basis. The village provides all the amenities including a gym, with a women’s only area, a tennis court, swimming pool, walking track and entertainment area.  

Superintendent - Processing Support

Reporting to the Manager -Surface Operations & Support, you will lead and manage the metallurgical function and resources for the Dugald River Concentrator and will be key to driving processing improvement resources and providing technical support for all processing aspects at Dugald River Mines.

You will also ensure quality services are delivered to the site through detailed job scope planning and task list development and take ownership of short- and medium-term processing improvement projects and integrated production reporting.

You are expected to have a pro-active approach to driving process improvement opportunities, and sound commercial awareness, excellent relationship skills and proven capability to deliver successful processing production improvement outcomes.

This role is offered on an 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.

Qualifications Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience in various Metallurgical roles incorporating Project Management, Leadership skills, Team management, Budget management
  • High-level understanding of the “Resource to Metal” value chain
  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgical/Process/Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in mineral processing plants and the operational aspects of crushing, grinding, flotation, thickening concentrate and tailings management.
  • Important to the role will be your excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills, including people leadership and management.
  • A strong knowledge of base metals flotation operations, proficiency in processing test work design, metallurgy accounting practices, business improvement in processing technical disciplines, cost management and budget development will be highly desirable.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead in the delivery of key metallurgical operational targets.
  • Proactively support and where necessary lead Metallurgical troubleshooting of operational performance issues.
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvement through a structured change management process (identification of key variances and the development of appropriate solutions)
  • Lead the development of Metallurgical improvement project plan.
  • Lead technical team to ensure delivery of Metallurgical plan.
  • Co-ordinate training and development programme in conjunction with succession planning for the Metallurgy team.
  • Liaise with mining and geology teams to maximise value generation from available ore sources
  • Monitor and control cost drivers to within budgeted expenditure whilst seeking cost reduction opportunities.
  • Identify business growth opportunities through technical analysis of existing processes and seek to implement improvements based on industry best practice and new technologies
  • Improve the metallurgical efficiency and production rates of the processing facilities
  • Ensure quality is tracked from stockpile to product

What we offer

Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances for employees living in the local community of Cloncurry and Mt Isa.

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

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. 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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