McArthur River Mining

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

McArthur River Mining

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 02/10/2018

Job Category:

Engineering / Geotechnical

Job description:
  • You have an idea about 3d stress modelling and mine design systems
  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • You are fascinated by the behaviour of soil and rocks


Glencore’s McArthur River Mine (MRM) is a world-class zinc-lead mine with a long future. You’ll find our mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria 900 km southeast of Darwin and 64 km from Borroloola. We produce and process zinc, lead and silver from our open cut mine. It is then stored and transported to our Bing Bong loading facility and is shipped to our customers all over the world. Our customers use our essential commodities in everyday products for mobility, infrastructure and communications

At MRM we’re looking for a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer to join our technical services department to define ‘what lies beneath’. You probably started in geology or civil engineering but soon found your passion in the geotechnical stream.

As a Glencore graduate we want to set you up for success by giving you targeted training with our team of experts applying soil and rock mechanics and providing advice to our operational team on our unique site make up. We will help you connect with new colleagues, deeply expose you to the mining and metals industry and provide you with a supportive environment so you can drive your own learning.

The role reports to the Senior Mining Engineer and is FIFO from Darwin, working 15 days on and 13 days off. From here, you can make the most of your 13 day weekend travelling the world made easily accessible with Darwin’s international airport or you can stay local and discover a rich culture and heritage, places like Kakadu and Uluru, visit national parks & waterfalls, catch a barra and see crocodiles in the wild. We believe in the Territory first and will even move you here.

You’ll learn more about the important part we continue to play in the Territorys resources industry and how we contribute to our local area, the NT and our nation.

MRM is an important part of the Territorys resources history and continues to make a big contribution to the Territory and the nation.

You are a good fit with this role if you:

  • Can provide geotechnical advice on mine design and planning
  • Think differently, ask questions and like to create solutions
  • Are able to collect data on soil and rock mass
  • Want to be coached and mentored to develop your skills
  • Can regularly monitor excavation areas and their support systems
  • Trust MRM can help you achieve your own career goals
  • Want to make a lasting contribution at MRM and the wider Glencore group

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If you want to know more about this great opportunity call our MRM Talent & Resourcing Team on 08 8975 8242.

Applications close: Sunday, 28th October 2018.