Why Work for Us

Our people make OZ a great place to work. Why? Because they are our innovators, dreamers and do-ers. We want to nurture technical experts and great leaders who make a positive contribution to our ongoing success.

We’ve got a unique culture and way about us that sets us apart. We call it How We Work Together and it’s more than just a tagline.

How We Work Together is:

  • Thinking and acting differently
  • Building a culture of respect that enables our people to succeed
  • Focusing on partnerships and collaboration, not hierarchy
  • Delivering superior results through effective planning and agile deployment
  • Doing what we say we will do and taking action
  • Acting with integrity and engaging with our stakeholders.

It’s a set of principles and specific behaviours that enable growth, innovation, collaboration and help us make OZ Minerals the best place to work.

  • At OZ Minerals, you get to live your best life and work with great people.

    Our Prominent Hill and Carrapateena teams work a lifestyle-friendly fly in fly out roster, meaning you can have a satisfying career and spend quality time in the place you call home. We also offer our employees the possibility of flexible working arrangements.

    To make sure your time on-site allows you to balance work, life and play, our sites have a range of modern facilities. Our accommodation villages have Wi-Fi, cabins equipped with free to air TV / VES or Foxtel, we serve great food in our dedicated dining halls, you can relax after your shift in our wet mess and our strong social culture means there’s always a range of activities for you to enjoy.

    Our chartered flights to Prominent Hill and Carrapateena are an easy 1-hour flight from Adelaide Airport or just 40 minutes from Port Augusta.

  • As part of our team, you will work with great people and be challenged to learn, discover and grow.

    We have a diverse range of people in a range of roles. The glue that keeps us all together is our strong culture, an unwavering pursuit to become a modern mining company, and a thirst for finding different and better ways to do things. We want people who are proud to work as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce – this includes diversity of thinking to challenge the status quo.

    As part of our team, you’ll have access to flexible working arrangements, paid parental leave, assistance for personal and professional development, and employee assistance services if you need additional support.

  • We recognise the value in developing our people and offer a range of professional development courses.

    Our people are the driven, self-motivated type, so we also offer study assistance and study leave for those furthering their education by undertaking university or TAFE qualifications relevant to their current role.

    We recognise the value of developing and maintaining links through professional associations, memberships and subscriptions, and provide reimbursement for professional memberships, including joining fees or annual subscriptions, to relevant associations.

    There is a wide range of positions in our business, so our people can move across different roles within the company.

Financial Benefits

If you’ve got skills, we’ll pay the bills. In addition to market competitive remuneration, we offer many additional benefits to our people:

Performance based incentive plans

Performance-based cash and Performance Rights incentive plans are in place to reward the achievement of performance targets and acknowledge team and individual successes.

Paid parental leave

We offer our people paid parental leave for primary care givers.

Salary sacrificing

Our people can salary sacrifice additional benefits from remuneration, including novated motor vehicle leases and additional superannuation contributions in line with their individual financial planning objectives.

Income Protection

OZ Minerals offers an income protection benefit to all our permanent employees to support their way of life while they get back on their feet in case of an illness or injury.

If employees are continuously absent from work due to illness or injury for more than 30 days this benefit will pay 75% of employees monthly fixed remuneration for up to 2 years.

Health Benefits

We appreciate that life is not just all about the money, so our list of perks for our people also include things to help keep them at their physical and mental best: 

Health and wellbeing services

We provide a range of ongoing health and wellness services for our people, including free medical check-ups, flu vaccinations and health education classes.

Corporate Health Plan

We also offer a voluntary Corporate Heath Plan through Medibank and Bupa Australia, so our people can access competitive health insurance benefits and discounts.

Counselling services

Our people and their immediate family members can access face-to-face, telephone or online external, confidential, counselling services for guidance on workplace related and personal issues. Qualified psychologists and social workers, and legal and financial professionals provide counselling.

Other Benefits

Every now and then a perk comes along that is just purely ingenious, unique or has the potential to be life-changing. These are our benefits that go beyond the basics and have reached legendary status:

OZ Plus

OZ Plus is an online platform that allows our people to access exclusive benefits and discounts from over 400 retailers. Each retailer's offer varies and can change weekly.

Professional associations and memberships

External links through professional associations, memberships and subscriptions are important, so we reimburse the membership joining fees and annual subscriptions to one or more relevant professional associations to an approved value for our people.

Study assistance

We’ve got some smart cookies working at OZ Minerals so if they choose to further their education by undertaking university or TAFE qualifications relevant to their current position, we’ll lend a hand via study assistance and study leave so we support the development of our brains trust!