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Geology Superintendent

  • Permanent opportunity

  • Attractive salary

  • FIFO 12:9 day shift roster

About the Client

Our client is an unincorporated joint venture between which was inaugurated in February 2005 with the objective of developing a long-term iron ore export operation located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Our client controls a large mining tenement portfolio comprising 8,000 km focused in the west Pilbara.

About the Role

WorkPac are currently seeking an experienced Geology Superintendent to join our client for a permanent opportunity. Reporting to the Exploration Manager, this role is accountable for establishing and implementing best practice systems, procedures and operational support processes. Mentoring of field staff is a key component of the role. The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of field staff and exploration work programmes ensuring work is completed safely, efficiently and to industry standards, as well as the generation of targets and the development & implementation of exploration programmes to meet budgets and APIM objectives. Mentoring of field staff is a key component of the role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all exploration work is undertaken in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with statutory requirements, best practice and API policies and procedures.

  • Ensure a culture of safety awareness and commitment is developed within the Exploration team.

  • Responsible for the supervision of field personnel and timely completion of programs.

  • Monitor the quality of exploration work being performed to ensure the technical integrity of results and that work quality meets specified standards.

  • Review technical and data collection procedures and upgrade data collection methodology, geological coding systems and exploration procedures.

  • Provide training ensuring industry standards are set as the minimum acceptable level in all facets of exploration activities.

  • Ensure Safe Work Procedures and Technical Work Instructions are in place and reflect best practice.

  • Identify and evaluate new technologies which can aid Exploration tasks/geological interpretation

  • Provide input into co-ordination of surveys and ensure manpower is available to supervise heritage programmes. Provide input to exploration budgets

  • Monitor costs for each exploration project in line with tenement reporting.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Geosciences or other related discipline

  • 10+ years experience in exploration geology, with minimum 5 years experience in senior leadership role in a large exploration team

  • Membership of professional of appropriate professional associations such as AusIMM or AI

  • Comprehensive exposure to Iron Ore advantageous but not mandatory

  • Extensive experience coordinating exploration activities and management of drilling contractors, site facilities, camps, vehicle fleets and workforce logistics

  • Strong communication skills both assertive and diplomatic

  • Strong supervisory, coaching and mentoring skills for the development staff & labour-hire personnel

  • Ability to nurture growth through training and continuous improvement initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability in the production of technical writing & reporting

  • Strong problem solving and judgment skills

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse workforce

  • Full rights to work in Australia

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.

Reference Number 7469J20233495

How to Apply

Click onto the 'Apply' button or for more information, please contact WorkPac Principal Consultant - Racquel Clibbens on (02) 4927 7795 or and quote the above reference number.

About WorkPac

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. Looking after our employees is important to us. Through our myrewards platform, we offer benefits from retail rewards through to financial, health cover, insurance, superannuation services and more.

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: Geology Superintendent
Contract type: Casual
Location: Regional WA - Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara, Regional WA
Industry: Geoscience Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2023-06-23
Reference: 7469J20233495