Senior Mine Production Engineer

Location: Agnew Posted Date: June 11, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 58268 Careermine Job Id: 1843743
Role Details

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking a Senior Engineer: Mine Production to join their Mining Department at Agnew Gold Mine.

Reporting to the Unit Manager: Underground Mining, you will facilitate the safe and optimal extraction of gold from underground mining operations. In compliance with site Environmental and Safety Standards, you will be responsible for all mining aspects including the development and implementation of production plans in line with short to medium term planning targets.

This role is offered on an 8 days on 6 days off roster and is Fly in Fly out from Perth.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of GFA and ensures that the Vital Behaviours are adhered to at all times.
  • The development and implementation of weekly, monthly and quarterly production plans in line with operational targets.
  • Managing the design of stopes and subsequent drill and blast plans to maintain minimal dilution and maximum recovery.
  • Ensure business success by developing, implementing and recording mine information to ensure safe and economic target delivery.
  • Reconciliation of mined plan versus actual to identify improvement areas.
  • Direct and lead all members of the technical and operational mining team and ensure goal unity through concise communication. This will include co-ordinating the training and mentoring of the Production and Graduate Engineers.
  • Actively identifying risks and threats to safely achieving targets and develop, establish and manage programs to ensure risk elimination/minimisation.
  • Apprising the Underground Manager of issues that may affect safe and efficient production through frequent communication in an appropriate manner.
  • Enhancing the capability of the business to achieve improved performance and growth by actively contributing to business and cultural improvement initiatives, encouraging team members to participate and identify barriers to goal achievement.
  • Promoting and enforcing the use of standard design practices & processes.
  • Promoting continuous improvement within the Technical Services Department.
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress of Actual vs. Schedule and Budget (physicals, costs) performance.
  • Act as the Deputy Underground Manager when required.


Factors to your success include;
  • WA First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency
  • Qualifications in Mining Engineering
  • Supervisory or Management Training
  • More than 7 years underground engineering experience, with exposure to all production phases, preferably gold
  • Exposure to Microsoft office and mining software such as Deswik


Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to: https://careers.goldfields.com.au

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.