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Disciplines: Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Management

Remuneration: $AUD$60 000 - AUD$70 000 + super per annum

Location: Brisbane

Type: Full Time

Posted: 28/06/2020


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

  • Flexible work arrangements available 
  • Become a valued member of a professional, collaborative and inclusive team
  • Well-appointed Brisbane city office location – close to train station and local amenities 

We have an exciting opening for an experienced Mining and Minerals Processing Engineer (dual degree in both mining and minerals processing) to join our team in Brisbane on a temporary full-time basis. You will be given the opportunity to work in collaboration with both internal staff and our clients to provide effective execution, coordination and supervision of mining, minerals processing and geometallurgical laboratory and fieldwork.

You will become involved in a wide variety of Projects - from brownfield optimisation, expansion studies to greenfield ‐ design projects, and work with high profile Mining clients globally and specifically in South America (Chile, Peru and Brazil).

This role will involve execution, coordination and supervision of mining, minerals processing and geometallurgical laboratory and site/fieldwork, execution of technical reports and engineering documentation, identification of project opportunities, mathematical modelling, simulation (in comminution and flotation  areas extended to understanding and integration with drill and blast, throughput forecasting and geometallurgy), field test work for integration and optimisation of existing mining and minerals processing operations, expansion studies and greenfield - design projects.

We are looking for someone with good communication skills as writing technical reports and completion of engineering documentation for our customers will be a key part of this role.

This position will be based in the Brisbane office but will undertake domestic and international travel as required to visit clients from time to time at mine sites in Australia and around the world, where defined safety hazards exist, and the appropriate safety procedures must be followed.

Other duties and responsibilities of the role may include:

  • Assist with implementation of projects in South America, train, liaise with internal Hatch engineers and clients in the region on Hatch Australia technology, methodology, mathematical models and tools/systems for Mine to Process Integration and Optimisation. 
  • Execution, coordination and supervision of laboratory and fieldwork
  • Write technical reports and engineering documentation
  • Process optimisation – ore characterisation, drill and blasting, crushing, grinding, flotation, concentration
  • Process flowsheet development, equipment sizing and selection, circuit design, process flow diagrams (PFD) and process instrumentation diagrams (PID) development and review
  • Mining and process support during commissioning of new circuits and expansions,
  • Mass and metallurgical balance, mathematical modelling and simulation of comminution, flotation, concentration circuits, throughput forecasting and geometallurgical modelling
  • Site and remote process monitoring and support 
  • Training clients

We are seeking applications from candidates who are analytical by nature, solution driven and passionate about minerals processing, the provision of exceptional client service and team collaboration.

Ideally, you will also possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese to be able to communicate proficiently with South American Hatch colleagues and clients
  • Experience in Mining and Minerals Processing with proven knowledge in the fields of comminution, classification, flotation and geometallurgy
  • Knowledge of mathematical modelling and simulation and experience in the use of mass balance and process simulation software (JKSimblast, JKSimMet, JKSimFloat, Limn, Metsim, and SysCad) 
  • Experience in industrial sites covering production, optimisation and development projects in crushing, screening, grinding, flotation and geometallurgy 
  • Experience in circuit survey organisation and execution, sampling, rock characterisation, breakage and grinding test work, fragmentation assessment using image analysis, work co-ordination, data analysis and treatment, mathematical modelling and simulation, report writing and presentation. 
  • Knowledge about mining operations and interactions with the processing plant. 
  • Materials characterisation tests, laboratory, pilot and industrial scales experience. 
  • Experience in equipment/circuit design and commissioning
  • Advanced computer and analytical skills
  • Develop and evaluate concentrator flowsheet options
  • Explain complicated technical issues in simple logical terms
  • Handle clients demands and complaints and resolve people and cultural issues
  • Liaise and interface with all levels involved in a project since operators, engineers to managers
  • Good communication to clients and staff verbally and in writing
  • Master or PhD Degree in Minerals Processing

Remuneration - AUD$60 000 - AUD$70 000 + super

To submit your application please click the "Apply" button.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

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