Senior Production Geologist

Telfer Operation, Australia
May 10, 2022
May 25, 2022
Full Time
About Us

It's an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest's growth journey as we expand our operations both locally and abroad.

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We're committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us.

As a company we are highly skilled at identifying and turning large-scale deposits into Tier 1 assets with one of the lowest all-in sustaining costs in the mining industry. Our extensive experience in block caving, processing, utilising the latest technology and techniques positions us as a world leader in our field.


Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognizes the importance of work-life balance. Our Village offers a diverse range of recreational activities including a gym, swimming pool, driving range, whilst our refurbished communal eatery provides quality food with healthy options. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days.

About You

Our ideal applicant holds a BSc or higher in Geology or Relevant Earth Science with solid experience within the mining industry. Competency in all aspects of underground operations and strong production & reconciliation skills are essential for this role. As well as 3D modelling skills using Vulcan and Leapfrog, understanding of structurally controlled gold & copper mineralisation would be advantageous. Through excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach, you will work seamlessly with various stakeholders to achieve the required operational outcomes and can motivate yourself to complete tasks to deadline and produce excellent results.

We are seeking a Senior Production Geologist to join the Telfer Geology team. The Production & Reconciliation team, a sub-group of the Telfer Geology team, is responsible for supporting both Open Pit and Underground Operations.

Reporting directly to the Geology Superintendent - Production & Reconciliation, your responsibilities will include:
  • Contribute to the work-related health and safety performance of all Technical Services employees, contractors, visitors, and stakeholders through active promotion and practicing of Newcrest Newsafe behaviours.
  • Drive the development of geology function and maintenance of geology systems and standards, including:
    • Ensuring work is completed to the required quality and specification
    • Assay quality assurance and control including regular laboratory audits
    • Site-wide mine-to-mill and resource-reserve reconciliation
    • Sound geology procedure implementation to support production activities
    • Effectively communicate any risks to the monthly and quarterly plan, using data analysis
    • Providing guidance to operational teams in terms of grade and quality performance trends, through engagement forums involving all key production leads
  • Demonstrate technical and conceptual excellence in anticipating problems and guiding the team to deliver on departmental goals by:
    • Support the Superintendent - Production & Reconciliation in understanding metal risk to the plan and provide de-risking opportunities without compromising the mine plan or schedule
    • Contribute to delivery of planned business outcomes in Telfer Operations through monitoring and auditing performance
  • Develop a sound understanding of the Telfer Geology system to support the Telfer Geology team.

This is a permanent position that will work on a FIFO (8/6) roster. Point of Hire is Perth.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity