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Leinster - Geology Superintendent

Job No. 792898
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Maintenance/Mantenimiento, Engineering/Ingeniería, Mining/Mina, Operations/Operaciones, Processing/Procesos, Geotechnical/Geotecnia, Geology/Geología
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

 The health and safety of our people and our host communities is a value that drives the way we work.  Our consolidated commitment to achieving the highest level of safety performance stands at the forefront of our planning, actions and behaviours.


Leinster - Geology Superintendent


  • Competitive salary on offer plus 12% superannuation and a range of company benefits
  • Be home every weekend with the 5 days on/ 3 days off – 4 days on/2 days off
  • Nickel West value and respect employees, offering an inclusive and diverse environment

     Job Description

As the Geology Superintendent at the Leinster operations, you will have the opportunity to play a strategic role in ensuring continued Nickel production from the Leinster Nickel Mines and development of projects against the key drivers of safety, production and costs.

On a production and cost level, you will be responsible for targeted near mining exploration, mineral resource inventories, resource and production models, resource utilisation and managing the grade control aspect of the mines, which ultimately affects the bottom line of the operation.

Reporting to the Registered Manager Mining, you will be supported by strong operational and technical teams allowing you to continue to build on your career whilst contributing to the ongoing development of Leinster Open Cut and Underground projects including the delivery of our 2038 plan.

In addition you will provide ongoing leadership and development to up to 14 professionals in the Geology Department ranging from permanent employees to contractors on site.


Skills and Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated

  • Tertiary qualification in Geology
  • Experience working in an underground and open cut mining environment.
  • Experience with narrow vein deposits will be favourably considered
  • capabilities in Geostatistical Modelling, Minerals Resources Estimation and be an experienced user of DataMine and Leapfrog software
  • Experience in Grade Control in a large underground production environment will be well regarded.
  • Experience with Brownfields exploration

Personal qualities that you bring will include strong leadership and coaching skills in terms of developing and mentoring subordinates and influencing key decision makers and lead teams.  The ability to engage and influence at all levels and across various disciplines is essential and critical to your success in this role. 

As part of the recruitment process for this position you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and participate in a background screen including a criminal history check, identity check and qualifications check.



Company Description - Nickel West


A member of the BHP Group, Nickel West produces nickel in-concentrate and has its operations located throughout Western Australia - comprising mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce

On offer is a range of employee benefits including development and career opportunities together with competitive remuneration package, including share options, generous superannuation contributions, 18 weeks of paid parental leave, performance based bonuses and a great working environment.


Nickel West Leinster

Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  The operation sources nickel ore from the Perseverance Underground Mine and Cliffs Underground Mine before crushing and processing to produce a concentrate.  The Leinster Village and Township offer a unique lifestyle with all the modern conveniences – an Olympic size swimming pool, health and fitness centre, race-course and even an 18 hole golf course.  As part of our commitment to health and safety Nickel West Leinster.



To Apply

Short listing for this position will commence on 2nd October 2017, however we do reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated.  To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the ‘apply’ button below.


Please note:  It is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application. 

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