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Exploration & Geoscience

Geology Technician
Fixed Term

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Located in the Laverton region, AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s Sunrise Dam is one of Western Australia’s premier gold operations. In late 2020 a new satellite open pit was approved (Golden Delicious) which will supplement the large-scale underground operation that employs more than 650 people and produces approximately 260,000 ounces of gold per annum. Ongoing investment in underground and regional exploration at Sunrise Dam has extended the mine life to 2031, with the opportunity for further extensions. Operating on an attractive 8/6 (or variant thereof) fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) roster, Sunrise Dam boasts excellent accommodation and facilities.

We are now seeking to hire an entry-level Geology Technician on a Fixed-Term contract basis (initially through to June 2022 with the potential for extension or Permanency) within our core yard team. No prior mining experience is required; therefore, these roles provide a great opportunity if you are wanting to gain first time exposure to working for a global mining company. To be successful, you will possess a strong work ethic, be an enthusiastic team player, able to adapt to new processes quickly and be committed to delivering the highest standards in safety and performance. It is important that candidates contribute to a positive team culture through promoting the AngloGold Ashanti values, dignity and respect and diversity and inclusion.

The roles are based at the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine on an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth. Successful applicants will be working 12-hour shifts with a team of other Geology Technicians, along with a Leading Hand and Supervisor, who you will report to. The role sits within the Geological Services team and is centred around providing assistance to Geologists, by processing rock samples through a series of stages, ready for dispatch to a laboratory.

Most of the tasks are undertaken in large undercover processing sheds and offices. Ad hoc work may include tasks within an open pit and out bush. On the job training, coaching and mentoring is provided to ensure employees are well equipped to undertake all tasks. At the end of the shift, all staff return to the closely located mine site village, which is well equipped with a food hall, bar, shop, large gymnasium, tennis courts, running/walking tracks. Village rooms have good wifi and Telstra coverage. The main tasks of the role include:     

  • Processing geological rock samples (diamond core and rock chips) through different stages, in preparation for Geologists, to collate data from;
  • Preparing rock samples for dispatch to a laboratory;
  • Storage, archiving and cataloguing of rock samples;
  • Operating computers to collate data taken from the rock samples, entry of your daily tasks at the end of shift, updating/compiling procedures;
  • Operating vehicles and other equipment safely and as required by the appropriate rules and procedures;
  • Completing all tasks in accordance with all relevant safety instructions, procedures and rules and the Duty of Care for employees as legislated;
  • Attend and actively participate in safety meetings, training courses and inductions as required.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a go-getting nature;
  • Able to work FIFO, 8/6 roster, 12 hour days;
  • Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills;
  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft office suite;
  • Understanding the importance of safety in the workplace for themselves and for their teammates;
  • Physically capable of performing periodic lifting and manual handling of weights up to 3.5kg;
  • Current manual C class WA driver’s licence;
  • Existing and ongoing Permanent work rights in Australia (mandatory);
  • A National Police Clearance;
  • Prior experience is beneficial, but not essential.

To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti’s values and its commitment to safety and the environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global mining organisation that values its employees and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture.

As well as offering a highly competitive remuneration package and a newly introduced FIFO Allowance, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid for private health cover, free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships and paid parental leave.

We also have a number of active committees and programs that support our employees from a diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and career development perspective. 

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any role advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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