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Vacuum Drilling Technician

Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Boddington, WA, AU, 6390

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a new kind of resources company built around a single idea: that in a rapidly changing world, we have an opportunity to make a difference from the ground up. We are a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets. Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.


Come and Progress your career at Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM) and be part of a can-do culture, where we support each other achieve our goals to ensure we can achieve anything together. At BBM we focus on performance by staying safe, growing our performance and having fun.




This is offered as a full-time permanent opportunity based at the Worsley Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM). BBM is in a fantastic region with several great country towns in the region to choose from to call home. Enjoy fresh country air, the open space of Boddington Shire, with great infrastructure, schooling, sporting clubs and a thriving community. The region is only 80 minutes South of Perth and only 60 minutes from the coast.


The Opportunity 


Reporting to the Vacuum Drilling Supervisor, the purpose of this role is to assist with the execution of vacuum drilling technician activities in compliance with site operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes, and schedules to achieve optimal outcomes. Work remotely to site in the surrounding area to BBM with Vacuum driller. Assist in other parts of BBM operation on a seasonal basis.




Primary responsibilities are to:  


  • Execute vacuum drilling technician activities in accordance with the relevant HSEC standards
  • Ensure drill hole samples are collected as per the sampling procedures with attention to detail reporting
  • Consistent logging of sample lithology
  • Ensure samples are returned to the geology shed and data logger is downloaded daily
  • Assist in developing and enhancing operation standards, procedures and work instruction
  • Reports events and hazards in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provides input to Production T&S for engineering modifications needed for equipment
  • Provides feedback to the Vacuum Drilling Supervisor on improvement opportunities
  • Participates in training as required for operational needs and as directed by the Vacuum Drilling Supervisor

About You    


Desirable Qualifications and Experience


  • Holds a current ‘C’ class license
  • Demonstrate commitment to safe work practices and procedures 
  • Relevant exploration drilling experience (preferably vacuum drilling)


Our benefits 


  • Competitive Salaries 
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy 
  • Education and career development 
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan 
  • Short-Term Incentive Bonus 
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depends on the level of employee contributions you choose. 


Our culture 


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded. 


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate. 


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


This advertisement closes on the 4th of August 2021