Underground Production Engineer

Gold Fields

Location: Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Job Type: Full time


The mine is located on the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, which forms part of the Yilgarn Craton in Western Australia. It is a highly mineralised granite-greenstone terrain with world-class deposits of gold and nickel. St Ives has produced more than 10.5 million ounces of gold, with the first major gold mining expedition commencing in the mid-1980s.

St Ives Gold Mine operates mainly on a residential basis, with employees either living in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie.

With a 10-year life of mine, your new career awaits!

Role Details:

Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Mine Production, you will facilitate the safe and optimal extraction of gold from the Underground mining operations (Invincible UG). In compliance with site standards, you will be responsible for all site mining engineering requirements including drill and blast pattern design and production schedule in line with short to medium-term plan.

Safety is a core value at Gold Fields, and we expect all levels of employees to always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of our company.

This role is offered on a 8 days on, 6 days off roster fly in fly out from Perth, or residential Kambalda/Kalgoorlie.

Benefits include:
Gold Fields has a vast array of benefits including:

  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Flexible Working Arrangements available upon request
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options
  • 6% Site Allowance & Quarterly Bonus Scheme & Private Health Insurance Allowance

Duties of the role:

  • Development and implementation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly production plans in line with operational targets.
  • Develop drill and blast designs that maximise ore extraction and minimise dilution.
  • Contribute to the stope reconciliation, as well as continuous improvement of dilution and recovery in stopes through design optimization
  • Liaise with the operational and technical teams for short to medium-term schedule implementation.
  • Assist the Senior Engineer with the preparation of short and medium-term plans and forecasts.
  • Appraising the Underground Manager of issues that may affect safe and efficient production through frequent communication in an appropriate manner.
  • Be organized and prepared to undertake additional/alternative responsibilities as reasonably requested by Senior Engineer or Underground Manager.

About you:
You will:

  • Have a BEng degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • Demonstrate underground mining engineering experience, with exposure to drill and blast design, preferably gold
  • Be team orientated
    Display exposure to Mining software Surpac and Deswik CAD would be highly regarded
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Can mentor and develop the capability of Graduate Engineers

Applications can be submitted via: https://careers.goldfields.com.au

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.

  • Stability - 10-year life of mine
  • 6 % Site Allowance & Quarterly Bonus Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Virgin Velocity reward points
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options
You’ve got this!