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Backfill Engineer

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Tanami, NT, AU, 0870

Company: Newmont Mining Corporation

Our Tanami Operations, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, are on Aboriginal freehold land, in the NT’s remote Tanami Desert. A fully equipped 1000-bed village, 40km from the mine, offers modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO direct from Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Brisbane.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Backfill Engineer, the Backfill Engineer will be responsible for providing day-to-day leadership at Tanami.


The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Darwin & Alice Springs ONLY.


Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide tactical, day-to-day leadership for the underground, paste plant, and business partner operators at Tanami;
  • Implement and maintain the Backfill standards and procedures and be accountable for those standards being met for all outputs from the Backfill engineering team;
  • Implement the standards for the Technical Services Department and be accountable for those standards being met;
  • Check and issue operational work instructions;
  • Review compliance of paste plant to void fill notes;
  • Review compliance of completed underground work to Backfill standards;
  • Monitor the quality control programs for cemented paste backfill and shotcrete. This includes communication of QC information and test results in a timely manner; and
  • Conduct and contribute to Backfill-related continuous improvement and optimization projects. This includes the production of engineering reports and memorandums as required, as well as creating and giving presentations.

The Person

  • Bachelor degree in Science, Engineering or Geology, preferably with a focus on geomechanics and/or mine design;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office required, knowledge of geotechnical modelling software (i.e. RS2, RS3, Flac3D, etc.) and/or mine design/scheduling software (i.e. Deswick) is desirable;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in underground mining, preferably with operational experience in backfill or geotechnical or mine design;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator;
  • Capable of working productively in an independent or collaborative environment; and
  • Ability to work under pressure

To be considered for these roles, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, and passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical (inclusive of drug & alcohol testing both pre-employment and random periodical testing when onsite).



Our Culture

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer that operates globally to a common set of safety, environmental and community relation standards that define expected performance for our operating sites. Maintaining high standards for all of Newmont’s operations and measuring our performance against those global standards is an integral part of our current business practice and our long term goals. Newmont is a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential.


Newmont’s Values

Newmont Mining encourages workplace diversity. Females and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment with the Traditional Owners we also encourage applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


The Rewards
Our employees enjoy a competitive salary package including free private health insurance and an annual bonus scheme. Not only will you work in a dynamic and collaborative environment but you will also benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can offer.


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