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Job Title:  Engineer - Mine Planning & Performance

Job Location: 

Carrapateena Mine, SA, AU, 5713

Job Description: 

Your New Role


Carrapateena is a large-scale, world class modern mine operated by world class people. This exciting role is now available, and we want the very best of the best on deck to lead the team and collectively deliver exceptional results.
At OZ Minerals Carrapateena, we believe our greatest asset is our people and we are working hard to provide a wonderful mix of age, cultural and geographical backgrounds to further enrich our inclusive workplace culture. We truly value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration, we are here to unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career to go beyond what is possible.    

Location: Hybrid – Mix of Working from Home, Adelaide Office and Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)
Roster:  4 days on; 3 days off / 5 days on; 2 days off or as agreed in Work Life Plan
Pay & Benefits: Our employees are a valued stakeholder at OZ Minerals, we want to attract the very best talent to join our team. As such, what we offer is generous when compared to Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We are more than happy to share specifics later. 
Work Life Plans: We believe in empowering our people to make their own choices on how they can best achieve their work.  Employees working with OZ Minerals create a tailored individual work-life plan which is based on their ‘whole of life’ needs taking into consideration both role requirements and personal/family life – flexible working is real and is supported by our entire Executive Leadership Team. 

How You Will Create Impact


The Engineer – Block Cave Planning & Performance supports the Sub Level Cave and Block Cave draw strategy at Carrapateena. The role will specifically focus on the Quarterly to Life of Province mine planning horizons and be responsible for assessing production optionality and valuation based on metal distribution within the resource model. 

We are seeking someone who is adaptive and adoptive of value-creative initiatives within the Sub Level Cave and Block Cave projects and require the proactive identification of threats and opportunities to maximise the value of the ore body. Additionally, the Engineer – Block Cave Planning & Performance will measure performance, drive data collection, ensure data integrity and use data analysis to inform decision making within the mine plan and inform, support, mentor, and develop depth and understanding of the cave flow skill set within our teams. 

The position will support the mine planning team through:

  • Footprint assessments, draw schedules and scenario testing for both Sub Level and Block Cave mines at Carrapateena
  • Mine plan optimisation and valuation
  • Data cleaning and validation
  • Contribute to the development of process and systems to better inform the mine plan
  • Develop assessment tools and dashboards for transparent and collaborative information sharing across teams
  • Identify gaps in measurement data, investigate innovative or adoptive solutions and collaborate with internal and external teams to build the goal of “A Smart and Integrated Mine”
  • Support the Carrapateena mine planning team and develop depth, efficiencies, capabilities and capacity through software and personnel development
  • Carry out reviews and optimisation studies to outline preferred strategic development options for the mine and surrounding mineralisation.

What We Value.. And You Value Too!



  • Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Underground mining / block cave or sub-level cave experience highly regarded
  • Advanced user of material flow (cave flow) software.



  • Demonstrated ability to distil, assess and analyse large data sets
  • Ability to communicate and translate theoretical complexity and uncertainty to a broad audience ranging from non-technical to Subject Matter Experts
  • Ability to contextualise theory and translate into mine planning and mine executional problems
  • Motivated by data and problem solving
  • Pragmatic problem solver with an ability to apply and communicate logic
  • Demonstrated ability to support an open and innovative team culture
  • Natural collaborator who enjoys building rapport with stakeholders across the OZ Ecosystem.
  • An understanding of value, valuation and mine planning optimisation

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company


Unlock your potential and help us challenge the status quo, while doing the best work of your life.

We want creative and passionate people on our team, who can go beyond what's possible to make lives better.

What we do is centered around creating shared value for our stakeholders. And how we do things is what makes us unique.

We know everyone's best work takes different shapes and forms, and we are committed to empowering and harnessing this difference. 

For us, development is continuous, learning is holistic, and How We Work Together is more than just a tagline.

Who are we? We are OZ Minerals, a modern mining company.

If you think you can make a difference, please apply below.



Applications close in four weeks.

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