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Geological Technician

Date:  Jan 13, 2021

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)


At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Core Shed Supervisor, the Geological Technician is responsible for the execution of daily core shed duties, sample processing, field logistics and project assistance to both the Underground and Near Mine Exploration Departments. The role also has an emphasis on safety, environmental, cultural and community aspects.
The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFIO roster from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth (border restrictions may apply).
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily core shed activities such as: core cutting, core mark-up, core photography, forklift operations, recovery logging, RC sample preparation and geophysical measurements.
  • Provide field logistical support for surface exploration activities including sample collection, barricading, pad layouts and contractor liaison.
  • Support additional exploration activities as requested: sampling, GPS point collection, RC chipping and daily reporting.

The Person:

  • Conducts themselves in a manner that promotes a safe and healthy work environment. 
  • Ensures personal compliance safety, environmental and community policies, procedures and regulations as well as statutory acts and regulations.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Upholds and demonstrates Newmont values.
  • Can operate safely in remote project areas.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous relevant experience
  • Highly developed literacy skills
  • Sound numeracy skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • High risk license 


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons 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.


More About Newmont

  • Website: http://www.newmont.com
  • Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmont.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
  • Blog: https://www.newmont.com/blog-stories/
  • Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmont.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/


Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.