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Job Title:  Engineer - Mining (Mine Design/Short Term Scheduling)

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.    

An exciting time for a collaborative and innovative Mining Engineer to join our team.

Location: Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)
Roster: 8 days on; 6 days off
Reporting to: Senior Engineer – Medium Term Planning/Senior Engineer – Production 
Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later. 


As a key member of the Carrapateena team, you will:

  • Question the WHY; innovate and think differently.
  • Be empowered to take responsibility for your own deliverables.
  • Enjoy our flexible working culture, that focuses on what you deliver, not where you deliver it.
  • Help accelerate and integrate the delivery of the Block Cave Expansion Project with the Sub Level Cave Operations.


How You Will Create Impace


  • Demonstrate safety leadership and contribute to safety audits, checks and compliance activities.
  • Compliance reporting of key production metrics to monitor performance and identify schedule threats or opportunities.
  • Participation in mine planning processes to ensure accurate forecasting and interaction management.
  • Complete general mine engineering tasks to support safe and efficient execution of the mine plan.
  • Ensuring drill & blast, development, sequence, or production plans are produced to support mining activity.
  • Ensure quality assurance and quality control checks are up to date and compliant with policies and procedures.
  • Auditing and reconciliation of data inputs to ensure reporting accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance to draw control policies and procedures. 
  • Contribute to and maintain various databases to support mine operations.
  • Participate in and/or lead the weekly, monthly, and quarterly mine planning processes for the mine – focusing on interactions between teams and linking the Quarterly Forecast to the Weekly Plan.
  • Coordinate and engage planning & design meetings, as well as driving interaction, innovation, and teamwork between various groups.
  • Management & stewardship of documentation related to mine design processes and procedures. 
  • Underground visits with mining and construction teams to support/ensure QA/QC of mine plans.
  • Champion the Mine Operating System (MOS) process across all departments and activities on site.
  • Communication and engagement with operators, supervisor, and foremen.
  • Involvement in short - medium-term project work as required and/or as requested.
  • Live the How We Work Together Principles of Innovating, Including, Collaborating, Planning, Delivering, and Integrity.


What We Value


  • Degree qualified Mining Engineer.
  • 12 months underground practical experience. 
  • Exposure to production drill and blast design and process.
  • Experience in mine planning and scheduling of mining activities and projects.
  • Experience in mine design.
  • Good understanding of interactions between mining and other site functions such as projects, construction, maintenance, and processing.
  • Good working relationship with operational supervisors and coordinators.
  • Proficiency with Mine Planning software and experience with scheduling software; preferably Deswik.
  • Professional membership in AusIMM.

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 the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! Also, if you feel you don’t tick off every requirement listed, but you know you can do the job – have a go and pop your application in! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us; and we need creative, collaborative, and great people like you.


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