Production Engineer

Location: Granny Smith Posted Date: June 13, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 57161 Careermine Job Id: 1780507
Role Details

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking an Engineer: Production to join their Mining Department at Granny Smith Gold Mine.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Production, you will facilitate the safe and optimal extraction of gold from underground mining operations. In compliance with site Environmental and Safety Standards, you will be responsible for all mining aspects including the development and implementation of production plans in line with short to medium term planning targets.

This role is offered on an 8 days on / 6 days off Fly in Fly out roster from Perth.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of GFA and ensures that the Vital Behaviours are adhered to at all times.
  • Ability to operate safely and maintain and promote safe production
  • The development and implementation of weekly, monthly and quarterly production plans in line with operational targets
  • Assist in the development of forecasts
  • Ensure that stope designs and subsequent drill and blast plans maximise ore extraction and minimise dilution
  • Ensure business success by developing, implementing and recording mine information to ensure safe and economic target delivery
  • Reconciliation of mined plan verses actual to identify improvement areas
  • Direct and lead all members of the technical and operational mining team and ensure goal unity through concise communication
  • Ensure the timely delivery of plans and other information to the operational group to safely achieve production targets
  • Actively identifying risks and threats to safely achieving targets and develop, establish and manage programs to ensure risk elimination/minimisation
  • Apprising the Underground Manager of issues that may affect safe and efficient production through frequent communication in an appropriate manner
  • Enhancing the capability of the business to achieve improved performance and growth by actively contributing to business and cultural improvement initiatives, encouraging team members to participate and identify barriers to goal achievement
  • Comply with and undertake additional / alternative responsibilities as reasonably requested by the Senior Engineer


Factors to your success include;
  • A strong safety ethic and the ability to positively promote safety
  • Possess a BEng degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 years underground hard rock engineering experience, preferably gold, with exposure to all production phases including ventilation
  • Completion of underground practical time to obtain a First Class Mine Manager's ticket
  • Demonstrate application of continuous improvement ideas
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Possess a valid WA "C" Driver's License as a minimum
  • Current National Police Clearance is essential
  • Hold a valid WA Dangerous Goods Security Card
  • Highly competent in Microsoft office and mining software such as Deswik and Ventsim


Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to: https://careers.goldfields.com.au

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.