Geologist Mine

Location: Groote Eylandt Posted Date: June 24, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571645410 Careermine Job Id: 1844739
About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realize the potential of their resources.

GEMCO is one of the world's largest manganese mining and concentrating operations located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, accounting for over 20% of the worlds' manganese ore production. GEMCO controls and operates all aspects of mining, processing, logistics and shipping on Groote Eylandt.

GEMCO is a one-hour flight from Darwin and a one hour 20-minute flight from Cairns. GEMCO's facilities include an indoor gym, beachside workout area, swimming pool, golf course, tennis and squash courts, sports oval and scenic walking track.

This position will be offered on either an 8/6 roster from Darwin or Cairns or alternatively we can offer relocate to Groote Eylandt. South32 will provide relocation to candidates to move to either of these locations too. We are unable to offer support from other locations other than Darwin or Cairns.

About the role

Amazing opportunity to work in a world-class Manganese deposit on a remote island. If you're interested in working the orebody from the pit all the way through to the customer, then this is the job for you.

Includes but is not limited to:

  • Engaging with operations both in-pit and in-office to minimise ore loss and dilution.
  • Maintain and update the grade control database.
  • Conduct reconciliation between models, plans and production based on EOM totals
  • Assist with quarterly reconciliation
  • Stockpile management both before and after processing.
  • Manage blend and density of processing plant to ensure optimum production
  • Conduct orebody wireframe updates based on drill holes and pit mapping.
  • Create and distribute ship load plans.
  • Monitor and change ship load plans as required to ensure correct product grades are loaded onto the ship.


About you

  • Bachelor of Science or Applied Science Degree majoring in Geology
  • A current Australian Manual Drivers licence is an essential requirement
  • Be physically able with a positive attitude and willing to work.
  • A motivated team player with good communication skills and a can-do attitude


Our benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan


Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organization, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.