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Job Title:  Backfill Engineer

Job Location: 

Prominent Hill Mine, SA, AU, 5710

Job Description: 

About Us:

As part of OZ Minerals, here at Prominent Hill we like to embrace the new while respecting, recognising and remembering all of the people and hard work in the past that has made our operation one of the best performing copper mines in the world.

With an exciting and clear roadmap for our future, we are all about creating a place which welcomes everyone for who they are, embracing diversity of thought, background and experience, questioning the why and constantly improving how we deliver.  We don’t subscribe to a traditional mindset of how mining sites are supposed to run.

The Role

We are looking for a enthusiastic and innovative Backfill Engineer to join our Mining team. This is a permanent position based at Prominent Hill reporting to the Senior Backfill Engineer. You will be responsible for supporting the operation by ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of backfill to the underground. With a flexible work schedule, we will support you in creating the perfect work/life plan for you.

You will deliver:

  • Actively contribute as a member of Mine Engineering team to consistently deliver safely and on time.
  • Develop stope fill notes, ensuring filling is aligned with operational requirements and placement best practice.
  • Coordinate activities between plant and mining operations to meet the short-term backfill schedule that satisfies the mine’s production requirements
  • Execute delegated business improvement projects and liaise with Operations team to deliver improved performance
  • Participate in continuous improvement of backfill management processes and systems.

You will have:

  • Minimum of 3 years exposure to a dynamic underground metalliferous operation with emphasis on design, scheduling, and production activities, preferably in Backfill.
  • Proficiency with mine planning software and experience with scheduling software; preferably Deswik, MDM, and Microsoft Suite programs.
  • Motivated along with the ability to work autonomously and within a team to meet organisational goals
  • Well-developed analytical and verbal & written communication skills
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence - with the ability to drive Manual.

To Apply:

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s a transformative time for us; and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.

Applications close Thursday 5th August 2021

OZ Minerals is not accepting third party referrals from Recruitment Agencies.


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