Geology Database Administrator

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.

BHP and OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals is now proudly part of BHP, with the acquisition strengthening BHP’s portfolio in copper and nickel, helping to meet the worlds increasing demand for the critical minerals needed for electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to supporting the energy transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

In combining our two organisations we will be able to provide more options for growth, bringing new talent and innovation together to unlock these resources in a sustainable way, and deliver value to our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Our strategy has and will always be to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. As we work through this transitional period of bringing both organisations safely together, we know that some processes will take longer than others and for now we will be continuing to temporarily recruit roles for our Prominent Hill team within the OZ Minerals recruiting platform.

Your New Role:

This newly created permanent role is responsible for the support and maintenance of geological databases. Projects include the migration of drill hole data into an updated database system, and the importation of geometallurgical data into a relational database. Ongoing tasks would include implementing functionality improvements and providing user support.

Location: Prominent Hill, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)

Roster: 8 days on; 6 days off to be worked onsite plus 4 days on and 3 days off to be remote or WFH.

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

How you will create impact:

  • Maintain the integrity of geological data.
  • Improve data accessibility for users, both by improving data visualisation and reporting tools, and by enabling the capture of data that is not currently in a relational database.
  • Support the geology team to ensure all databases are fit for purpose and secure.
  • Train and mentor geologists in basic database administration.
  • Assist in maintenance of existing safe working practices and procedures, and establishment of any new or additional process documentation.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Geology and/or Information Technology
  • Highly developed SQL Server and VBA skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a database administration role
  • Experience with Micromine Geobank or a similar geological database system
  • MS Access database experience
  • Demonstrate proactive and timely project management
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers licence (manual)
  • Current National Police check (NPC)

The following qualifications, accreditations, and licenses are desirable for this role:

  • Trained/Certified in SQL Server & Visual Basic

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 and great people like you.

Applications close: 8th October 2023

You’ve got this!