Gold Fields

Location: Kambalda East

Job Type: Full time


Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile.

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

St Ives Gold Mine is located 20km south-east of Kambalda and approximately 80 km south of Kalgoorlie. It is comprised of both open pit and underground operations and produces over 350,000 ounces of gold per annum.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist, you will be responsible for providing technical metallurgical information to operations and maintenance personnel to enable them to operate the processing plant in an environmentally safe and profitable manner.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role can be offered as residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie OR Fly in Fly out from Perth on an 8 days on 6 days off roster. Bus transportation is offered to and from site for residential candidates and relocation assistance can be offered to the successful candidate if required.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Increased annual leave entitlements

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service

  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Contribute to achieving budgeted production performance, including tonnes treated, gold produced and plant recovery;

  • Ensure the treatment plant is operated in accordance with task instructions and operational parameters;

  • Effective planning, management and monitoring of activities whilst maintaining statutory compliance;

  • Utilise assets to maximise return, including the development and application of new procedures, processes, and technology;

  • Actively participate in continuous improvement by analysing data and identifying opportunities for improvements to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of operational performance;

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the Process Supervisors, Process Operators, Graduate Metallurgists and Metallurgical Assistants and ongoing technical support to the broader Processing Department;

  • Assist with the implementation and continuation of ICMI cyanide code compliance;

  • Correct and/or report safety and environmental hazards when identified to mitigate risk and reduce the occurrence of incidents and/or injury;

  • Consider the financial impact of your actions so that you can proactively participate in and assist your team to manage costs effectively;

  • Build strong, productive interpersonal relationships within the Processing Department, other areas of the business.

About you:

  • A recognised tertiary degree in Metallurgy or relevant discipline

  • Sound knowledge of process technologies and equipment

  • Proven experience in a similar role within a mineral processing plant

  • Exposure to implementation and maintenance of ICMI cyanide code

  • Valid Manual Driver’s Licence

Applications can be submitted via:

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.

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