Resource Geologist

Last updated 16 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

About the opportunity

Are you a Resource Geologist who is ready for a change? There are many benefits to joining us at Alcoa's Huntly Bauxite Mine! With lots of changes taking place in the way we do mining, it’s an exciting time to join our Medium Term Mine Planning group. This is a rare opportunity to work on site and utilise your technical skills in a practical way while still being able to enjoy the flexibility of living close to the city and returning home a daily basis.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop, maintain and update the mine’s grade control block models and 3D modelling databases. The principle emphasis and challenge posed, is to transform ore resources into ore reserves and to prepare reserve grade control models as primary inputs to the optimisation and design processes which provides the basis for the 3-Year Mine Plan.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Produce exploration and grade control drill plans and for the development of ore resources and reserves enabling medium term mining plans to be formulated and bauxite production objectives to be achieved

  • Produce and maintain 3D geological block models allowing ore bodies to be defined in compliance with industry best practice standards which provides the basis for the 3-Year Mine Plan.

  • Assist in the determination and optimization of the extraction of Mineral Reserves and providing engineering supports as it relates to estimation of mineral resources, reserves and optimizing extraction of mineral resources.

  • Work closely with all stakeholders such as site-based technical teams, members of the exploration team and wider Global Planning Group to ensure appropriate communication and collaboration links are maintained.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Degree qualification in Geology, Earth Science or similar

  • Previous experience having direct involvement with mineral exploration and mine geology/grade control. It will be advantageous if you have a working knowledge of pit optimisation and design as well as experience in block modelling and resource estimation practices

  • Pride and ownership in their work. A reputation among peers for technical excellence, and strong leadership and communication skills are essential

  • High level of computer literacy. Experience with a geological / mining software package, preferably MineSight as well as exposure to database management, QA/QC and geological modelling

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs, underpinned by diversity and equality, continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

Find out more about Alcoa’s:

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality)

Applications close
Tuesday 1st December 2020

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.

Additional information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.