Ventilation Technician

Gold Fields

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Granny Smith Mine (GSM) is an underground gold mining operation located 740km northeast of Perth, Western Australia.

Our people fly to the site on a chartered jet departing Perth Airport’s Terminal 2 four days a week to Laverton with a travel time of around 85 minutes, or via road for employees residing in host community towns including Laverton and Kalgoorlie.

With a 10-plus life of mine - stability plus!

Role Details:

Reporting to the Superintendent: Ventilation, you will support and facilitate all ventilation requirements as outlined in the WHS Legislation and ensure they are complied with, by conducting regular underground ventilation surveys, assessing risks in the mine environment, and compiling plans to eliminate immediate hazards.

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 8 days on 6 days off, 4 days on 3 days off, and is Fly in Fly out from Perth or a residential opportunity for the local community.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance
  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Own rooms, short travel times plus excellent camp facilities

About the role:

  • Conduct regular inspections and audits, specifically checking standards, workplace conditions, and procedures and resolving and/or reporting safety and environmental hazards when identified.
  • Ensure all aspects of the ventilation plan supplied by the Ventilation Superintendent are in place, including ventilation controls, primary and secondary infrastructure, and refuge chamber locations, as well as keeping up to date with the site ventilation simulation model.
  • Monitoring the status of all Primary fans and refrigeration plants through the control network and underground observations
  • Assist with ventilation projects and ventilation capital infrastructure planning.
  • Share and establish ventilation constraints and ensure ventilation instructions are accurately recorded and distributed including field directions and work instructions.
  • Maintain up to date record keeping, as well as communicated to underground personnel to ensure that short- and long-term planning of the ventilation circuit with mine development and needs of the mine are met.

About you:

  • Demonstrated previous knowledge and experience as a Ventilation Technician/Officer
  • Possess a recognised qualification in underground mine ventilation
  • Displayed underground mining experience
  • Possess planning, project, and organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Experience with Ventsim would be highly regarded.

Applications can be submitted via:

Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce. We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance, and success. We strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islanders and candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

  • Stability - Granny Smith has a 12-year mine life
  • 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
  • Own rooms and full phone/WIFI coverage in camp
  • Short travel times
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