Senior Mine Geologist

About the role

Reporting directly to the Geology Superintendent, this senior position will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient extraction of ore and provision of timely geological support necessary for achievement of the mine plan and supporting the team with mentoring and guidance.
Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing updated geological interpretations, models and maps to fully optimize ore extraction 
  • Maintaining QAQC for drill hole sampling and mining processes
  • Developing and designing grade control systems and programs for short- and medium-term planning 
  • Support Metallurgy and Processing on feed governance and geo metallurgy to best optimise Low Grade feed sources for Beneficiation Plants
  • Responsible for the ongoing daily support and mentoring of the mine geology team across multiple sites with in the Southern Middle back Ranges. 
  • A strong systematic approach to mine geology grade control procedures that align with ore extraction best practices and supply chain requirements
  • Project and contract management experience desirable, related to start ups/ RTO work, in-fill grade control programs, crushing and screening set up, tailings and dredging. 
  • Geotechnical understanding, with delegate support and monitoring set up/ management
  • Validation and processing of grade control and production data



About your experience

Providing geological input and information to key stakeholders within the Technical Services, Operations and Contractor teams.
You are ideally experienced in mine and exploration geology processes including geological and structural logging, mapping, sampling and modelling. You are confident in your approach and comfortable presenting your findings to operational stakeholders.

You will also possess the following: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Geology, Geoscience or Earth Science
  • Knowledge and experience working with geological databases
  • Minimum of 5 years in Mine Geology
  • Iron Ore experience
  • Exposure to 3D modelling software 
  • Strong analytical and effective communication skills
  • Working within a team


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.


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