Mine Planning Engineer
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Mine Planning Engineer
Job no: 493245
Work type: Permanent Full time
Location: Rosebery Mine TAS
Categories: Mine Planning / Technical Services, Mine Operations
MMG comes with a long and proud history of providing metals and minerals of all kinds to customers around the world. The Group owns and operates a portfolio of world-class base metal mining operations, development projects and exploration fields.
MMG is one of the world's largest producers of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver. The group currently has mining operations located in Australia and Asia and a large portfolio of advanced and early stage exploration projects through Australia, Asia and North America.
The Rosebery Mine is a polymetallic underground mine in Tasmania. It has been in operation since 1936 and has potential to extend its mine life beyond 2030.
The key purpose of this role is to provide mine planning and general mining engineering support to the Mining Department as well as to produce mineable stope and development designs that optimise the mine's profitability and sustainability in line with the company's goals and objectives.
The key challenge you will face in this role will be to provide stope and ventilation designs and schedules that respond to short term needs but that incorporate the life of mine plan. An additional challenge will be to effectively plan for and provide designs and schedules that that are able to meet forecasted production targets taking into account significant changes to grade and increasing depth of the Rosebery Mine.
In order to successfully navigate these challenges, you will be tasked with:
• Producing safe, practical and optimised development and stope designs
• Timely communicating of changes to the mine physicals for stope and development designs to minimise the impact on the mine schedule
• Planning primary ventilation and mine infrastructure (emergency egress, electrical reticulation, pumping and drainage and mine services)
• Assisting with Ore Reserves and mining inventory calculations
• Communicating regularly and effectively with stakeholders to ensure their understanding and acceptance of mine designs
• Ensuring compliance with MMG's management systems and all statutory and legal standards
• Improving and maintaining relevant site procedures and work practices
• Practising continuous technical improvement
We require you to be an experienced Mine Planner. As a guide, we would expect around 3 - 4 years experience in an underground mine, ideally one that consisted predominantly of base metals. In considering your application, we will look for demonstrated experience with bench stope design and stope shape design, ventilation design, contribution to safe development design as well as drill and blast design and scheduling. It is essential that you are able to confidently articulate your mine designs to the operations team to carry out the work safely and accurately. Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering are essential. Working knowledge of Mine24D is highly desirable.
We will provide you competitive remuneration with the addition of an incentive and subsidised housing, utilities or fuel card.
MMG is an equal opportunity employer and our values of Respect, Integrity, Action and Results guide us in our dealings with individuals, cultures, sustainability and the environment.
Rosebery is located on Tasmania's west coast in close proximity to Strahan and a couple of hours drive from Burnie and Devonport. The town offers a safe family friendly environment. Located in close proximity to the World Heritage areas of North West Tasmania, Rosebery offers exceptional outdoor experiences with fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing and walking at your doorstep.
For further information regarding this mine site, please click on the link below:
Download the Rosebery_Fact_Sheet.
If you wish to explore the opportunity to be part of MMG, please contact James Waters on +61 3 9288 0495; alternatively, to apply for this role, please click on the 'Apply' button below.
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Advertised: 05 Apr 2012 Tasmania Standard Time
Application close: 19 Apr 2012 Tasmania Standard Time