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Geologist, Exploration

  • Site: Gudai-Darri

  • 8:6 roster

  • 10 month duration

About the Company

Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets. These assets include a world-class, integrated network of 15 iron ore mines, four port facilities, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure. Rio Tinto are expanding operations in the Pilbara to epic proportions while introducing next generation technologies to deliver greater efficiency, lower production costs and improved health, safety and environmental performance

About the Role

WorkPac are currently seeking a Mine Geologist to provide accurate geological, grade and predictive metallurgical information critical for the success of the mining operation.

Where you will be working

Our $2.6 billion Gudai-Darri iron ore project is set to be our most technologically advanced mine. In addition to technology already in use across Rio Tinto, such as autonomous trucks, trains and drills, Gudai-Darri has more than 70 design innovations in scope.

When fully operational, in its first phase, Gudai-Darri will produce up to 43 million tonnes of iron ore a year, contributing to our flagship product, the Pilbara Blend???. It will also become a new production hub for our iron ore business, incorporating a processing plant and infrastructure including a 166-kilometre rail line connecting the mine to our existing network.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, working an 8 days on, 6 days off roster, you will be involved in monitoring reconciliations between predicted and actual grade and tonnes and providing accurate ore delineation and grade estimations to facilitate short to medium term planning.

  • Whilst ensuring compliance with QAQC standards for geological data collection, integrity and interpretation you will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of geology project work and provide geological input into material attribute characteristics and improvements.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Geological Science/Earth Science or equivalent (Geology)

  • Demonstrated mine geology experience with an interest and focus on Geo-metallurgy

  • Current WA "C Class" Drivers License

  • Experience with geological data collection, validation, interpretation and QAQC

  • Proficiency in Vulcan and Excel will be favourably looked upon

  • Excellent communication skills and drive for continuous improvement

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

About the Company

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding career opportunities. Register or apply with us for ongoing access to a wide range of temporary and permanent jobs for all skill levels.

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For further enquiries, please contact

Sam Lemme on

Reference Code: TMPRIJ202268023

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and indigenous people

Job title: Geologist, Exploration
Contract type: Casual
Location: Perth
Industry: Geoscience Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2022-02-13
Reference: TMPRIJ202268023


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