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Technician: Geology - Tropicana Gold Mine

AngloGold Ashanti - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

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Full Job Description
After an impressive debut in 2013, the Tropicana gold mine has consistently achieved or beaten performance targets. Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Independence Group NL (30%), this large-scale, modern open pit gold operation has been one of the most significant Australian gold discoveries of the last decade.

Along with continued investment and focus on our open pit mining, Tropicana has also recently commenced underground operations at Boston Shaker.

Tropicana has now established itself as an industry leader in operational excellence, offering an attractive working environment and contemporary accommodation and facilities

We are now seeking a Geology Technician to join our Mine Geology team at the Tropicana Gold Mine on a permanent basis. Offered on an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth or Kalgoorlie.

Accountable to the Mine Geology Supervisor, this multi-skilled and dynamic role is responsible for providing support to the multi-disciplined Mine Geology team through the allocation of tasks and resources as prioritised and directed by the Supervisor or delegated Leading Hands .

The main tasks of the role include but are not limited to:
Carry out weekly stock takes on consumables and supplies
Ensure that all consumables including pre-numbered bags are available for the drill contractor and laboratory
Operate field computers, generate, update and maintain geological data files
Operate and maintain equipment including light vehicles, paint packs
Carry out Field QAQC as instructed by the Grade Control drill planning work. This includes the weighing of samples in the field, capturing duplicate samples off the rig, weighing and submitting for analysis as well as mass balance test work programs.
Carry out Ore Mark ups in pit
Install and pick up Blast Monitors or Blast Vector Indicators (BVI) for blast monitoring activities
Prepare samples for analysis in the onsite lab

The ideal candidate will possess:
Proactive approach to hazard and incident reporting, workplace inspections.
Can do attitude
Familiarity with computers including basic Microsoft Office skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Capable of developing and maintaining working relationships across a broad cross section of AngloGold Ashanti’s mining personnel, consultants, contractors and researchers
A WA C class (manual) drivers licence
Existing Permanent work rights in Australia (Mandatory)
A National Police Clearance

Desirable skills/experience

4WD vehicle operation
Maintaining stock levels via inventory control
High Risk Work Licence LF (Forklift)
Use of GPS equipment
Cert II and / or III Geosciences and Field Practices, or Cert III in Mining Exploration desirable
Experience in using SAP software desirable

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 competitive remuneration package, challenging work and career development prospects we also offer all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) fully paid for private health cover, free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships, 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.