Pit Technician

About the role

Reporting to the Geology Superintendent, your primary responsibility will be production sample management, ore control and assisting in geotechnical/ geological data collection. You will have a high focus on Life Saver Rules as part of your daily tasks and providing timely and accurate safety observations. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Production and Grade Control data entry
  • Sample preparation, collection, submission, and data management
  • Sample contractor management and QAQC governance
  • Ensure timely and accurate sample dispatch to assay laboratories
  • Monitor mining areas for anomalies that may impact mining and report immediately
  • Contractor management, liaising with Contractors and Stakeholders as required
  • Assist with Project drilling campaigns
  • Collect geological data (e.g. Magnetic Susceptibility)
  • Stock take management, ordering and pick up of supplies
  • Geotechnical data collection and assisting with prism and depress hole installation under direction of Mine Geologists and Senior Pit Technician
  • Supervise ore extraction to maximise recovery and minimise dilution


About your experience

We are looking for a safety orientated individual that has a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to a fast paced environment.

You will also have:

  • 12 months relevant experience in mining and/or exploration
  • Current South Australian Drivers Licence
  • Computer literacy with the ability to use Microsoft office products
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to plan daily activities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • St Johns Senior First Aid certificate (desirable)
  • 4WD operation and recovery skills (desirable)
  • Current approved and recognised forklift ticket (desirable)
  • Mechanical knowledge and skills (desirable)

About our team

Join the team and be part of a greener future in mining and steel

Help shape a sustainable future in mining and steel

SIMEC mining, part of GFG Alliance, has committed to take the lead in decarbonising the steel industry, with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

SIMEC Mining in the Middle Back Ranges, near Whyalla in South Australia, is one of the best locations in the world for high quality magnetite; the quality feed needed to make GREEN IRON and GREEN STEEL.

Being located just 50kms from the Whyalla Port and our very own steelworks, we are in a prime position to drive this global change.

Whyalla boasts a broad range of services, educational and recreational opportunities being part of the community means you can go home after your shift and spend time with family, play sport and be a regular member of team.

Come and join our team and be at the forefront of expanding and transforming our industry sector, as we work and play together to shape a sustainable future for future generations.

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.