Underground Mine Geologist

Organised and well-run gold operation seeks underground geologists on 8:6 Thurs-Thurs roster

Your new company

Is a leading, growth-focused gold miner with a portfolio that spans Australia and international markets. They have numerous, wholly owned mines currently in operation. With a key focus on operating sustainably, this company places value on ensuring that the business prospers through market cycles, allowing for employees to flourish in their workplace without worrying about company instability.

Their WA operation is high grade, with three underground mines and an open pit operation, which is supported by an onsite mill. They are currently integrating nearby, newly acquired assets under the one umbrella - creating a standardised system and processes where there was once three separately run operations.

With last years’ throughput exceeding 2m tonnes with an average grade of 2g/t, this operation has plenty LOM and is an excellent choice as far as gold mines are concerned

Your new role

Reporting to the senior geologist, on an 8:6 roster, you will ensure the effective gathering, coordination, communication of geological data for optimum ore extraction from their underground mines.

Typical duties will include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring all tasks are carried out in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensuring that the Geology team supports the Mining Department to optimise the extraction of the mineral resource and meet the mine plan.
  • Performing accurate and detailed geological underground mapping (ore and waste) and underground sampling.
  • Visiting ROM pads daily for accurate and timely reconciliation of stockpiles and to identify and arrange for removal of waste material from ore.
  • Overseeing daily mine production data entry and tracking, to ensure accurate and timely delivery of all reports
  • Performing accurate and detailed geological and structural core logging while accepting responsibility for any drill hole logged and carry out QAQC validation on the drill hole.
  • Assisting the Senior Geologist and Project Geologist, where requested, in the design and coordination of diamond drilling activities to provide appropriate data for low-risk mine design and scheduling.
  • Obtaining an understanding of the reconciliation processes by actively assisting with EOM reconciliations and doing stope reconciliations.
  • Assisting the Senior Geologist and Project Geologist, where requested, in the preparation and maintaining of grade control and geological models
  • Assisting with compiling periodical reporting and presentations as requested
  • Providing training and coaching to graduate geologists and new staff members in all aspects of mine geologist duties.
  • Assisting with the management of the ROM-to-ROM haulage contractor and diamond drilling contractors.
  • Ensuring own work performance meets all role requirements and taking appropriate action to ensure professional development.

What you'll need to succeed

• Tertiary qualifications in Geology or Geosciences
• Experience in underground mine geology and grade control
• Knowledge of Leapfrog, Datamine or AcQuire
• Organisational and time management skills
• A focus on safety and teamwork
• Mine planning & contractor management experience considered advantageous

What you'll get in return

• Base salary + 10.5% superannuation
• Quarterly production bonus scheme (up to 20%)
• Thursday – Thursday roster
• Career development opportunities
• A well-run organisation and geology team
• A sustainable operation with a focus on community and its people

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Cullan Grindlay on 08 9265 9130. You can also email cullan.grindlay@hays.com.au as well.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact me for a confidential discussion on your career.

LHS 297508 #2682207


Job Type
Energy, Utilities & Mining
WA, Goldfields
Resources and Mining

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Cullan Grindlay, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Perth
Level 1, 863 Hay Street

Telephone: 0892659130

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