Mine Services Technician - Tropicana Gold Mine

AngloGold Ashanti Australia

Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time


Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%), Tropicana produces approximately 450,000 ounces annually. The Tropicana operation comprises a significant open pit mine with a 6 year life as well as the recently developed the Boston Shaker underground. The Boston Shaker underground has a mine life of 7 years with significant exploration upside being realised with a large brownfields drilling budget to support Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth creating an exciting future. Coupled with this, working at Tropicana provides the opportunity to work with a gold mining major on a stable, long life and well managed operation.

We are now seeking a Mine Services Technician to join our Mining Team at the Tropicana Gold Mine.

Accountable to the Leading Hand Dewatering & Projects, this role provides support to all aspects of open pit operations. The role will include working with diesel & electrical pumps, open pit dewatering, pipe welding & installation of dewatering infrastructure, operation of dewatering plant within the active mining area and operating light mobile equipment. The role will be offered on an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth or Kalgoorlie.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

AGAA looks for employees who share our values and purpose and in return will join a collaborative workplace that offers a supportive and inclusive culture. At AGAA we are focused on having a safe and inclusive environment for everyone – an environment where people feel able to bring their whole, authentic self to work and feel safe, respected, and valued while doing so. Our Wellbeing Framework and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are underpinned by the AGAA values that prioritise the safety of each and every person in our workplaces. 

The main tasks of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Daily installation/removal of in-pit sump pumps as required for Mine Production & Drill & Blast
  • Pipe welding, dewatering infrastructure installation and relocation
  • Minor maintenance as necessary to maintain dewatering & project infrastructure
  • Assisting the Projects Supervisors with all aspects of open pit operations as directed
    • This may include daily inspections, record keeping and maintenance
  • Organisation of consumables
  • Monitor and maintain the dewatering systems including but not limited to; Dams, Standpipes, Tanks & in-pit pumping stations
  • Inspection, escort, and monitoring of mining operations contractors
  • Liaise with various stakeholders to optimise water flows
  • Operation or supervision of ancillary equipment within the mining area
  • Data entry

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Be a self-starter with a strong and consistent work ethic
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Trade qualified in a related field (Fitter, Boilermaker, Plumber)
  • Previous experience working in and around an active mining operation
  • 5 years dewatering & pumping experience
  • HDPE Welding (Butt Welding & Extrusion Welding)
  • Front End Loader, Crane, Tele-handler, Forklift, Rigging and Excavator tickets
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of SAP systems
  • Proficient level of computer skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • C Class Driver’s Licence (HR preferred)
  • National Police Clearance
  • Permanent work rights in Australia

To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti's values and its commitment to safety, wellbeing, inclusion, and the environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global mining organisation that values its employees and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture.

As well as offering a highly competitive remuneration package and a recently introduced FIFO Allowance, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid for private health cover, we also provide free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships and paid parental leave.

We also have a number of active committees and programs that support our employees from a diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and career development perspective.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any vacancy advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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