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Production Mining Engineer - A&I

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Queensland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/05/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (20/06/19)
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The Role:
Our client is seeking a candidate for a Production Mining Engineer Analysis & Improvement (A&I) role for a full time, permanent position. This position is offered FIFO from Cairns or Darwin on a 4/3 roster. Reporting to the Senior Operations Engineer this role will provide specialist advice, execute analysis and benchmarking of the Production and operations function end-to-end performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work safely within the HSE policies including establishing and maintaining an interdependent safety culture within the team including the delivery of improvements in safety performance
  • Complete field verifications of high risk tasks
  • Develop and support the Operational A&I team in areas of safety, cost reduction and production improvement
  • Lead investigations and analysis into equipment downtime and production loss events using techniques to identify root cause and contributing factors
  • Develop strategies for equipment operation and analyse data to increase productivity increase
  • Provides feedback to the Planning function to improve future execution plans, designs, schedules and forecasts
  • Updates operating standards, procedures, work instructions and control systems and ensures critical controls exist and are effective


The ideal candidate will be interested in working for an organisation that embraces the diversity each person brings to the workplace.

The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role within the mining industry
  • Tertiary qualification in a Mining Engineering Field
  • Exposure to Business Improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean etc.)
  • Solid understanding of mining engineering and optimisation of operating techniques and analysis
  • Excellent analytical and investigative skills focusing on mobile equipment, operation, utilisation and design parameters
  • Proficiency in software such as MinVu, SAP, Downtime Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, SafeMine / CAS and Apollo RCA will be highly regarded

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