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Underground Mining Trainer - Learning & Development

Waihi, Waikato, New Zealand
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values - Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork - which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Job Description

The Health, Safety and Training department have an exciting opportunity for an Underground Trainer - Learning and Development to join the team.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering training for the Waihi underground mining operations that meet or exceed both regulatory and internal Health, Safety & Training compliance requirements and ensures all personnel are trained, competent and authorised within their defined roles.

Key tasks and responsibilities:
  • Delivery of training and assessment packages to ensure all personnel are trained, competent and authorised within their defined roles
  • Development of new training packages and updating existing packages as required.
  • Manage training records and training packages.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and review of site policies, procedures, hazard management plans and standards.
  • Assist with Risk Management, hazard assessments as required.
  • Undertake audits, workplace inspections and investigations as required.


  • Workplace training and assessment qualifications (Mandatory)
  • Mining experience in operational role/s (preferably underground)
  • Full and Current Driver Licence, ability to drive manual vehicles (Mandatory)
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of current health and safety legislation, AS/NZ Standards and relevant Codes of Practice.

Additional Information

  • Lifestyle roster of 8 days on and 6 days off, permanent position based in Waihi
  • Competitive package including Southern Cross Healthcare + Free Gym Membership
  • Opportunities for future professional development


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:

**Applications close 22 May 2024. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.



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