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Autonomous Drill System (ADS) Controller - Olive Downs Complex

Moranbah, Australia - Moranbah, AU
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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Accounting, Audit & Legal, Maintenance/Mechanical
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Join a team of the best

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.

At Thiess, our vision is to harness the power of our people and technology to pioneer sustainable resources solutions. As our industry evolves, we want to lead change, rather than simply keep pace with it. We're deploying new technology and equipment at select operations through a series of strategic, collaborative, and phased projects.

About the role

We have multiple opportunities in the Autonomous team and are seeking applicants for the Autonomous Drill System (ADS) Controller positions to join a dynamic team at the forefront of new innovative technology.

Olive Downs Complex is a greenfield project located 40 kilometres South-west of Moranbah and is due to commence mining operations in early 2023. Thiess has recently been awarded a five-year contract to deliver full service mining operations, including mine planning overburden removal, drill and blast, load and haul, water management and rehabilitation as well as construction of the mine infrastructure.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a new workforce that is focused on developing a strong performance culture and one that values everyone's contribution equally. You will thrive on meeting all goals and challenges, and act with fairness and integrity in all that you do.

Working a 7-day roster arrangement (day/night shifts) and reporting to the Supervisor Drill and Blast, your duties will include:
  • Effectively manage and remotely control multiple Caterpillar MD6310 autonomous drills, and deliver on key Controller metrics ensuring maximum utilisation of the drills on a 24hr plan from the control room
  • Collaborate with site and project teams and work with key internal and external stakeholders to meet the projects targets in safety, environment and production
  • Management and maintenance of the Work Area virtual geofence boundaries within the Autonomous Drill System software as work progresses within the zone
  • Monitor and analyse autonomous system data, and make recommendations for parameter/configuration changes to maximise autonomous productivity and utilisation
  • Identification and coordination of maintenance activities for base drill and technology issues
  • Communicating effectively with Drill & Blast Supervisors and key personnel
  • Provide effective support to mine personnel where required

About you

As the successful applicant, you will be a high achieving team-focused individual who enjoys delivering results in a dynamic environment. Your exceptional relationship building skills coupled with your ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders will also ensure your success in this role.
  • Demonstrated experience operating Caterpillar MD-series rotary blast hole drills
  • Experience in mining, technology and/or logistics industry
  • Demonstrated experience in Autonomous Systems such as MineStar highly regarded
  • A great attitude towards learning and developing new skills with a passion for innovation and technology
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with high attention to detail
  • Collaborative, communication and influencing skills together with computer literacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task as required
  • Drive safety, culture and productivity in a team environment
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment experience
  • Relevant Trade Certificates
  • Valid C Class Driving License

What Thiess can do for you
  • Permanent full-time positions 
  • Thiess' commitment to ongoing training & development
  • Health & wellbeing rewards program through AIA Vitality
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice options - novated leasing  
  • Genuine Choice Rosters - (DIDO & FIFO)
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products

About us

At Thiess, we partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia and the Americas. For more than 85 years, we have operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses global insight to optimise solutions and create value for each project, positioning them for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance, backed by how we meet our commitments. Thiess is committed to being at the forefront of sustainable mining, leveraging the power of our people and technology to support clients in their journey to more sustainable enterprises.

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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