Graduate Underground Mine Engineer
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM) is currently seeking a Graduate Underground Mine Engineer for the Mining - Underground Department at the Mt Charlotte Operation. This is a residential role on a 5/2:4/3 roster.
KCGM is a joint venture between Newmont Australia and Barrick Gold Corporation.
The successful candidate will assist in the provision of a variety of services pertaining to mine ventilation as it is intended that the incumbent obtain the necessary practical experience to qualify for a WA Underground Shift Supervisor or First Class Mine Manager Certificate of Competency. Further practical experience within production engineering, drill and blast design, short and long term planning and obtaining training in data management, reporting and tracking is intended to be developed upon completion of practical operating experience.
Key accountabilities may include, but not limited to:
- Complete practical underground experience, including the operation of various mobile plant in a safe and effective manner, including but not limited to, Atlas Copco 5010 Trucks, CAT/Elphinstone 2900 and 1700 Loaders, CAT Integrated Toolcarriers and the Atlas Copco H1357/M7C Simba Long Hole Drill; Stope and Development Charge-up and Service Crew duties.
- Assist the Ventilation Officer in performing both primary and secondary surveys of underground ventilation systems as per operational and legislative requirements.
- Undertake simulations of ventilation models and run associated scenarios, to maintain emergency response preparedness.
- Identify continuous improvement opportunities for the development of ventilation models, in order to determine the optimum method of establishing a ventilation framework.
- Undertake ventilation projects, as required, to further develop existing mine ventilation efficiency and reliability.
- Update mine ventilation system data in existing mine design software to ensure the availability of accurate ventilation information for relevant Mining Engineers and the Safety/Training Coordinator.
- Establish and maintain a ventilation location board, to ensure the ready access of ventilation system information for all employees and contractors.
- Assist the Production Engineer in other duties as required. This includes, but is not limited to production planning and scheduling, drill and blast design and explosives management.
- Degree in Mine Engineering
- Vacation Student work experience in an underground mining environment
- Developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation
- Demonstrated understanding of Western Australian Mine Regulations.
- National Police Clearance – valid within the last twelve (12) months
- Must reside locally in the Goldfields region, or willing to relocate
- Current Unencumbered Western Australian Manual “C” Class Drivers Licence
- Preferred experience in the operation of various underground mobile plant
- Preferred experience with underground ventilation systems
We offer competitive salary packages including 10% superannuation and a health allowance. The base salary for this position is dependent upon experience, with a range of $85-95K. Joining the KCGM team also means that you are eligible for our performance and loyalty Quarterly Incentive Compensation Plan.
Career development and talent capability is supported by Newmont Australia; Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the world’s largest gold producers with significant assets in North and South America, Africa, and Australia. Newmont is the largest gold producer in Australia, with operations located in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a vibrant community, and KCGM is proud to support the region as a residential mine site. There are a variety of excellent schooling, sporting and outdoor activities. KCGM have an active and inclusive Social Club.
KCGM encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respect their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.