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Job Title:  Specialist - Operational Civil

Job Location: 

Carrapateena Mine, SA, AU, 5713

Job Description: 
The Role


Following two years of construction activity, Carrapateena has progressed into operational ramp up whilst continuing and completing ongoing capital works.

As a brand new mine Carrapateena provides an abundance of exciting opportunities; Uniquely, Carrapateena trusts and empowers people to pursue value in big and small ways without the red tape.

Employees are afforded opportunities to make a real difference whilst being supported in doing so.



At OZ Minerals Carrapateena, we value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration. We are a mid-tier mining company so you will not get lost in the crowd or tangled in bureaucracy. Rather, we unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career. 


Location: Site based at Carrapateena

Roster: 8 days on 6 days off subject to coverage requirements; travel 100% on company time from Adelaide or Port Augusta

Reporting to: Coordinator - Production & Training

Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later.

The Key Responsibilities of this role include:


•    Wealth of experience in a civil services earthmoving environment.

•    Demonstrated experience at leading hand or senior operator role within a minerals processing environment.

•    Proven experience in training and supporting technicians/operators.

•    Previous experience in operation, training and management of mobile equipment.

Applicant Requirements


•    Provide on the job coaching and mentoring for process plant operational staff in the area of safety, earthmoving equipment operation and other job-related task execution.

•    Provide in field direct leadership for the safe execution of complex or high-risk operational tasks with small teams of operators.

•    Foster a strong safety culture based on open and transparent communication with all process plant stakeholders.

•    Support an environment of continuous improvement within the operating teams.

•    Support the Production Supervisor in the execution of the day to day operational activities to ensure safe and efficient process plant operations at the Carrapateena site which includes concentrator, tailings dam

•    Develop and maintain competency in all operational teams for the use of heavy earth moving equipment at Carrapateena.

•    Support the operations in relieve and support in time of reduced resourcing. 

•    Interface with other departments on a day to day basis to maximise value across the business chain, including the mine, SOCC and maintenance teams.

•    Liaise with Training and Isolation technicians to ensure that operational support activities for maintenance are executed to a high quality and in a timely manner and that training activities are aligned and supported.

•    Develop and approve training methods for Operations teams as needed ot meet the role requirements.

•    Oversee the ongoing management of stockpile (COS).

•    Support and management of general drainage and rehab works around plant & TDF footprint.

•    Execution of small improvement projects for drainage, resurfacing and other similar activities.

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company


OZ Minerals is a copper-focused international company based in South Australia. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX150) we have a growth strategy that is focused on creating value for all stakeholders. We own and operate the copper-gold-silver mine at Prominent Hill and are developing one of Australia’s largest copper-gold resources at Carrapateena. We are focused on creating a pipeline of opportunities.  Our commitment to safety, capital discipline and our values underpin everything we do.


We are a Modern Mining Company who adapts to our ever changing environment, harnessing the innovative ideas of our people and collaborating to leverage the experience of those around us. As Australia's third largest copper producer, with quality assets, a healthy cash balance and no debt, we are ideally positioned for global growth

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