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A&I Production Specialist

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Groote Eylandt, NT, AU, 0885

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.




Located on the tropical Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, GEMCO is a South32 Company, the operation is accountable for over 20% of the world’s manganese ore production. Groote Eylandt is home to the Anindilyakwa people, who are the traditional owners of the land and have been working alongside GEMCO since 1963.


The Opportunity


This role is a 4/3 Roster, FIFO from Darwin or Cairns (open to discuss flexible options).


In this role, you will provide specialist advice, execute analysis and benchmarking of the mining operations end-to-end performance. You will play a key role in implementing safety and productivity improvements to support the performance of the GEMCO mining assets.




Primary responsibilities are but not limited to:


  • Develop and maintains the portfolio of operational improvement initiatives
  • Works with the production execution team to execute the portfolio of improvement initiatives.
  • Lead investigations and analysis into equipment downtime and production loss events using techniques to identify root cause and contributing factors
  • Develop strategies for equipment operation and analyse data to increase productivity
  • Develop and maintain inputs into the equipment performance assumptions for the mine plan
  • Updates operating standards, procedures, work instructions and control systems and ensures critical controls exist and are effective.
  • Collate data from various platforms to provide input into event investigations


Experience required


  • Relevant experience in a similar role within the mining, heavy industry or logistics.
  • Excellent analytical and investigative skills focusing on mobile equipment, operation, utilisation and design parameters.
  • Proficiency in software such as MinVu, SAP, Downtime Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, SafeMine / CAS and Apollo RCA will be highly regarded.




  • Tertiary qualification in a Mining Engineering or Business.
  • Exposure to business improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean etc.)


Our benefits


  • Competitive salaries.
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy.
  • Education and career development.
  • Incentive bonuses.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan.
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend 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.


Please note this job advert will close at 5:00pm on Monday the 4th of July 2022.


Please Note: COVID-19 Update 


In accordance with the COVID-19 Directions (No. 55) 2021 - Directions for mandatory vaccination of workers issued by the Northern Territory government, South32 is required to ensure that all persons who attend Groote Eylandt have received three doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Do you acknowledge and agree that you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination status?