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Engineering

Mining Engineer
Full Time

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryEngineering
  • Date Posted:
  • Job Title: Mining Engineer
  • Salary: Dependent on skills, qualifications and experience
  • Important Information: Candidates must have the right to work in Australia
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Northern Star Resources is the global gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centres exclusively in the tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, before climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27. 

Current reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business.

Northern Star Resources have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Mining Engineer to join the team at our world-class Kalgoorlie Operations, on an 8:6 residential roster. 

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Monitor daily the performance of development and production activities and bring attention to any apparent trends which may compromise the weekly and/or three-month schedule;
  • Give directions and information regarding the drilling and blasting schedule and plans to Shift Supervisors and Foreman;
  • Ensure accurate and achievable plans for drilling and blasting activities are completed in a timely fashion to achieve target schedules;
  • Monitor production activities within the mine to identify and improve designs and productivities;
  • Undertake stope performance assessments for each stope and back analyse to ensure continuous improvement in drilling and blasting plans, designs and controls;
  • Complete stope designs to maximise economic extraction of geological stope shapes with available equipment and manpower resources;
  • Complete summarised stope notes and stope reconciliations no later than 1 month, upon practical completion of stoping;
  • Produce accurate and clear mine instructions;
  • Ensure issued instructions are clear, correct and understandable to Operators;
  • Undertake improvement projects to optimise mining practices;
  • Assist the Senior Production Engineer in developing weekly plans and schedules;
  • Management of underground contractors for project work where required.

Required skills and experience:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Mining Engineering;
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence (manual);
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in the mining industry;
  • Underground production and planning experience in a mechanised hard-rock underground mine;
  • Experience with mine design software Mine 24D/Datamine;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices;
  • St Johns Senior First Aid certificate (desirable);
  • Awareness of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations.

Why join us?

When you join, you join the next exciting growth stage of Northern Star.  You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

In joining Northern Star, you’ll experience:

  • A vibrant hub of activity, with the ability to be part of a successful and productive team;
  • A great company culture with the opportunity to lead and develop a great workforce;
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people;
  • An exciting, fast-paced work environment with a motivated and driven workforce;
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses and exceptional benefits;
  • Membership access to our GOLDSTARR reward gateway program.

About Kalgoorlie – The Heart of the Goldfields

Our Kalgoorlie Operations are the best residential mining opportunities in the region; providing excellent work-home life balance and ongoing sustainability for the Goldfields.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Click the “Apply for job” button now and tell us everything we need to know about you!

Diversity and Inclusion

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local communities in which we operate. We recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

Want to know more about Northern Star? Check out our Company Page.

Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately. 

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia. 

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