Mining Engineer

All, Australia - All, AU
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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Engineering, Mining Production
Work Term
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Full Time
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With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

About the role

As the next Mining Engineer reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer and a valued member of our supportive Technical Services team, you will work collaboratively towards delivering high quality solutions and results. You will be responsible for delivering drill and blast design and planning requirements for the project.

In this role, you will but are not limited to:
  • Drill pattern design
  • Prepare load sheets and initiation designs for all blasts
  • Blast reconciliations
  • Optimisation projects
  • Provide advice to production personnel on the required drill and blasting needs
  • Work with key stakeholders on short term planning and operational issues
  • Work closely with the Technical Services Manager and offsite support to deliver the medium-term plan
  • Continue to develop the strong working relationship with the operations team

Roster and Location:
  • 8 days on 6 days off roster with camp accommodation and meals provided
  • FIFO or DIDO role
  • The Lake Vermont Project is situated outside of Dysart, in Central Queensland. This project is one of Thiess' largest and longest running projects.

About you
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or Survey
  • Previous experience in Drill and Blast, preferably in an Open Cut mining environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential
  • Experience with Vulcan, Deswik or other mine design software
  • A commitment to the best practice of health, safety environment and community at all times.

What Thiess can do for you
  • Local housing offered and relocation available
  • Company paid flights for FIFO employees
  • Company paid travel allowance for DIDO employees $200 weekly
  • Local housing or full camp accommodation provided
  • Modern camp facilities with great gym and only 10 minute drive to site
  • Thiess' commitment to ongoing training & development
  • Health & wellbeing rewards program through AIA Vitality
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products.
  • Referral bonus program - earn $5k for a successful referral

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we've operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We're focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered.

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How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

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We’re building and powering communities and enterprises. We’re making possible technologies that didn’t exist even a decade ago. We’re continually breaking new ground. That’s what our clients do every day – and that’s where Thiess’ role begins.  

We work with our clients to deliver mining excellence in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. In open-cut and underground mining, our people channel that global experience and insight to create advantages for each project. A mine plan that unlocks new reserves. A smarter fleet. A sharper operations culture. An upskilled team. A community engaged.  

While we thrive on sharing what we know, each mine faces unique challenges and opportunities. The real impact comes from understanding our clients’ needs and continually learning and improving with them. From project inception through to operations and rehabilitation, our skilled team welcomes the pursuit of the best, tailored solutions. We work with our clients to safely position their operations for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance.  

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