Core Shed Technician

Gold Fields

Location: Leinster

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.

Situated in the Eastern Goldfields region, our Agnew mine site is 23 kilometres west of Leinster, 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie and nearly 1,000 kilometres north-east of Perth. Acquired in 2001, Agnew Gold Mine produces over 250,000 ounces of gold per annum & is leading the way in the transition to renewable power for off-grid mining operations. The Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project is Australia’s largest hybrid renewable energy microgrid and the first to utilise wind generation at a mine site.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Supervisor: Geological Services, you will be responsible for assisting the core processing team to facilitate optimum production for underground operations with a direct focus on processing diamond drill core samples at the New Holland core shed.

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 is offered on a permanent basis on a 8 days on 6 days off roster and is Fly in Fly out from Perth.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Virgin Velocity reward points

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Increased leave entitlements for annual leave, paid primary and secondary parental leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

About the role:

Working in the core shed performing the following duties:

  • Interact with the Senior Geology Assistant and Mining teams to ensure that daily work activities are fully planned and coordinated to ensure effective delivery;

  • Complete all tasks associated with the diamond drill core processing workflow;

  • Complete accurate data entry of geological information;

  • Complete all tasks associated with the daily sample dispatch services to the assay laboratory.

About you:

  • Completion of Year 12 secondary school education

  • Be able to be on your feet for most of the day

  • Previous experience in a Geology Assistant role is highly desirable

  • Experience in database applications is desirable although not essential

  • Current manual C Class driver’s licence

  • High Risk Forklift ticket is essential

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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