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Superintendent Digital and Remote Ops

OZ Minerals

Location: Glendambo

Job Type: Full time


We are an Australian-based modern mining company with a focus on copper. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100), we own the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine, are currently constructing the ~A$1b Carrapateena copper-gold operation, have operating and exploration holdings in Brazil; as well as a significant pipeline of project opportunities with exploration earn-ins and projects under study.

By 2023 we will be a global, copper-core, Modern Mining Company, delivering superior value with multiple operating assets underpinned by a diverse exploration and project pipeline.

At OZ Minerals Prominent Hill, we value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration. We are a mid-tier mining company so you will not get lost in the crowd or tangled in bureaucracy. Rather, we unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career.

About The Role

Location: Prominent Hill

Roster: 5:2

Reporting to: Manager, Technology & Continuous Improvement

Contract Type: Fixed Term Full Time (6 Months)

Pay & Benefits: We offer competitive Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We can talk about specifics later.

About Us:

OZ Minerals is a copper-focused international company based in South Australia. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX150), we have a growth strategy focused on creating value for all stakeholders. We own and operate the copper-gold-silver mine at Prominent Hill and are developing one of Australia's largest copper-gold resources at Carrapateena. We are focused on creating a pipeline of opportunities.  Our commitment to safety, capital discipline, and values underpin everything we do.

We are a modern mining company that adapts to our ever-changing environment, harnessing the innovative ideas of our people and collaborating to leverage the experience of those around us. As Australia's third-largest copper producer, with quality assets, a healthy cash balance, and no debt. We are ideally positioned for global growth.

The Details

The Lead Digital and Remote Operations position will support the IT and OT teams across Prominent Hill to ensure that the operations and services including the remote operations are delivered and value-adding across the asset.

The primary purpose of this role is to ensure that current IT and OT systems and processes are stable and reliable, with appropriate performance reporting in place to monitor service effectiveness. The proven ability to streamline and automate processes and create a positive experience in the workforce is a must.

Key Responsibilities

The role will manage the day-to-day functions of a technology team, including its alignment and compliance with the work management processes and practices. Specifically, this includes:

  • Working to the priorities already determined by the Prominent Hill Senior Leadership Team, design and implement service improvements.
  • Lead the IT and OT teams.
  • Demonstrate autonomy and adaptive capacity to learn and grow into the future Prominent Hill Operating System.
  • Working closely with functional experts and the Superintendent - Transformation Projects to develop and oversee the execution of the Prominent Hill ICT Strategy.
  • Lead in ongoing engagement with key stakeholders, including suppliers and on-site partners.

The ideal candidate will thrive on innovation and seek new ideas from stakeholders to create value. You will be confident in bringing fresh thinking to old problems and will challenge the status quo for a future mine site.

What we are looking for

This role requires a self-motivated, hands-on, and values-based individual with a desire to deliver best practice outcomes with skills, experience, and personal attributes, including:

  • An agile mindset and a willingness to adopt a 'bias for action' over the perfect solution.
  • Resilience – an ability to find ways to execute new ideas even when there is resistance or lack of understanding.
  • Customer service focus – seeking to get feedback and ways to improve the customer experience.
  • Deep experience in managing a technology portfolio in a complex and high-availability environment
  • Strong critical thinking and risk assessment to be able to best allocate resources to the activities that matter in the portfolio.
  • Willingness and capability to work in agile ways, supported by a knowledge of agile methodology.
  • Experienced leader of people, with preference given to extensive experience leading teams through change.
  • Proven capability to translate strategic priorities into practical, pragmatic packages of work that will shift the practices and processes currently in place.
  • An ability to coach others through new ways of looking at existing problems.

Leaving hierarchy at the door, you will build relationships with stakeholders and focus relentlessly on collaboration.

To Apply

If the above excites you and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It's an exciting and transformative time for us, and we need creative, collaborative great people like you.


OZ Minerals is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 7th February 2023