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Mining Planning Engineer
Full Time

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Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%), Tropicana produces approximately 450,000 ounces annually. The Tropicana operation comprises a significant open-pit mine with a 6-year life as well as the newly developed Boston Shaker underground. The Boston Shaker underground has a mine life of 7 years with significant exploration upside being realised with a large brownfields drilling budget to support Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth creating an exciting future. Coupled with this, working at Tropicana provides the opportunity to work with a gold mining major on a stable, long life and well-managed operation.

We are now seeking expressions of interest for a Mine Planning Engineer to join our Underground Mining team. This role is based at the Tropicana Gold Mine on an 8/6 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) roster from either Perth or Kalgoorlie and offers an attractive salary package and benefits including private health insurance and an annual performance bonus.

Accountable to the Superintendent: Underground Planning and working with a team of engineers this role provides the direction for the underground mining operations by generating mine plans.

The main tasks of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Be an active safety leader in line with the company’s values, policies and procedures;
  • Drafting underground development designs for execution;
  • Designing stopes and preparing stope notes;
  • Ensuring any risks to the plan are adequately communicated to all stakeholders;
  • Providing input to weekly and monthly schedules;
  • Providing guidance for drill and blast, and ventilation plans.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Behaviours consistent with AngloGold’s values;
  • At least 3 years experience in an underground mine;
  • Experience in underground drill and blast and mine ventilation;
  • Competency with mine planning software, ideally with exposure to Deswik;
  • Practical underground mining experience;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software;
  • Permanent work rights in Australia;
  • A National Police Clearance.

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 performance bonus scheme, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid private health cover, we also provide 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 vacancy advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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