Mine Engineer Job in Northern QLD
Malaco Leichhardt Pty Ltd acquired the Leichhardt Project in 2013, located at the remote Mount Cuthbert Mine, near the township of Kajabbi, North West Queensland, and situated approx. 110km north east of Mount Isa.
Reporting to the Tech Services Superintendent, the Mine Engineer is part of the small but robust technical services team, who are committed to ensuring the most resourceful and best value for money solutions are delivered to back to the business to ensure they meet mining targets.
This “hands on” position is not for the faint-hearted.
You must love variety. Your time will be spent ensuring that the value of the operational open pit mining resources are optimized through accurate and timely planning, modelling, analysis and short term drill and blast planning.
You are a team player. You will possess a proactive and committed leadership approach to looking for solutions with a positive and “can do” attitude. You will be responsible for monitoring the performance outputs with corrective actions taken to minimize potential losses and manage geological and geotechnical risks.
Your highly developed interpersonal skills will mean you have the ability to communicate effectively across all levels and most importantly, you will influence and motivate others to ensure short and medium term planning, surveying and required activities are carried out to the highest standard
Your great SURPAC skills will ensure that blast designs are based on suitable geological, geotechnical and operational assessment of stability, risk and economics. You will be responsible your own administration and you will have the resolve to be self directed and work unsupervised.
To be successful you will need to have:
- 3-5 years within an open pit, hard rock or metalliferous environment
- Practical knowledge of short term planning, resource estimation and reconciliation techniques, applied geology, open pit mining equipment and methodology
- Experience & competency using Trimble survey equipment ( ideal but not essential)
- Have a strong commitment to safe working practices
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Extensive Surpac experience and blast software
- Mining Engineering Degree or relevant qualifications
What they can offer:
The role is offered as a 14/14 FIFO position from Cairns or Townsville, with meals & accommodation provided at the Site Camp.
In return for the right candidate, Malaco Leichhardt is offering a competitive salary, family friendly lifestyle roster and the chance to be part of an exciting new team.
If the above role appeals to you APPLY today!
When applying please be sure to include with your cv your Drivers license and all relevant certificates and High Risk tickets.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic mining operation that recognizes achievement and offers genuine career opportunities. Don’t forget you will need the appropriate mine site qualifications such as Standard 11 *Standard 11 Training*Apply for Mine Engineer Job Mount Cuthbert Mine Northern QLD
Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
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Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
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