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Job Title:  Graduate - Metallurgy

Job Location: 

Prominent Hill Mine, SA, AU, 5710

Job Description: 

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company

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.

Your new role:

Are you looking to kick start your mining career at one of the largest and most modern Underground Stoping Operations in Australia? Well then, we are looking for you! As a Metallurgy Graduate at Prominent Hill, you will be joining the team at a highly transformative time. With the recently announced approval of the $600M Wira Shaft Project and the accompanying mine expansion to 6Mtpa, Prominent Hill offers an exciting opportunity to be begin your career with one of the most passionate teams in the industry.


This is a 2-year fixed term adventure on an 8 days on 6 days off roster onsite at Prominent Hill. During your program your mining career will be fast tracked:

 You will be mentored by some incredibly experienced mining professionals. In our newly built Operations Hub, you will sit side by side with all teams from across the Prominent Hill Business exposing you to a wealth of knowledge from people from all walks of mining.

  • Rotate through various metallurgy roles and a structured 12-month rotation on crew with our process plant operation and maintenance team gaining invaluable practical skills.
  • Grow your professional network with opportunities to gain exposure throughout the broader OZ Minerals business and industry.
  • Have fun whilst doing all of it. We believe the greatest teams that grow and learn the most are the ones that have fun whilst kicking goals

How will you add value:

  • Contribute to improve metal recovery by conducting metallurgical testwork and data analysis
  • Assist the metallurgy team in plant surveys to better understand plant performance
  • Assist the metallurgical technicians in the day-to-day metallurgical laboratory tasks.

What you’ll bring:

  • A recently completed chemical or metallurgical engineering degree
  • Initiative, drive and a passion to deliver high quality outcomes
  • A mindset to question the status quo and look for innovative solutions beyond what is possible
  • Safety focused attitude and a desire to learn and grow both personally and professionally

To Apply

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

Applications close: 15th August 2022

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