Superintendent Operations Engineering

via McKinlay, QLD, Australia
May 12, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
Full Time
About the role

We are looking for an Operations Engineering Superintendent to lead and develop the Operations Engineering team incorporating Drill and Blast, Paste, Weekly Production and Services Scheduling, Analysis, and Improvement (A&I). You will be a key part of the Mine Leadership team and managing multiple mine contracts as contract owner for mine services (fibrecrete, cables, road maintenance, minor earth works), charge up and explosives supply (development and production), various other supply contracts.

We want to talk to mining people with a track record of delivering, and success at management level in metalliferous mining. You should have prior experience in a supervisor, senior engineer or superintendent position in an UG hard rock mine, contract management and business improvement.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a large amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.

Reporting to the General Manager Operations, this role is based in a challenging and exciting environment and results in a wide range of duties.

The role is 4/3 roster, Fly-in/Fly-out from Townsville, Brisbane or Drive-in/Drive-out from the Mount Isa

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

About you

  • Providing safe & effective leadership of Operations Engineers and Underground Operations
  • Providing supportive and collaborative leadership to underground operations team
  • Ensuring all aspects of the mining operations meet all safety, quality, environmental, regulatory, and operational standards requirements
  • Frontline leadership, people management and technical guidance of a large team of Operations Engineers
  • Production analysis and improvement activities
  • Conduct, lead and participate in safety investigations, risk assessments, inspections, reviews, and audits
  • Manage material risk
  • Manage the short-term planning aspects of daily, weekly and monthly activities of a combined owner operator & contract mining team to ensure that plans are effective, compliance is achieved, costs are minimised, and the operating budget is achieved in the identified KPIs

You'll be a great fit if you have:

  • Ideally hold a Tertiary qualification within an appropriate discipline or background
  • Strong working knowledge of operational mining activities and mine planning processes
  • Demonstrated experience managing operational teams in a mining environment
  • Hold or be eligible to qualify for a Queensland First Class Mine Manager Certificate of Competency (or equivalent).
  • Computer proficient in the Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • A proven commitment to Safety and Fitness for Work
  • This role requires a resilient and self-motivated individual to interface with a broad range of stakeholder groups, displaying credibility, building trust, and influencing outcomes
  • Committed to improving workplace culture through modelling and coaching positive work habits

Our benefits
  • Full-Time permanent position within a great team working environment
  • Competitive salaries
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on level of employee contributions you choose

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 organisation, 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.

Please note this job advert will close on the 30th May 2022.