Lateral Development Coordinator

Date: 26 May 2024

Location: Patagonia, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

Discover a Brighter Future   

At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus  

on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world.  


As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine  

difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives.  


Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy.  
ABOUT Hermosa    

Hermosa, located approximately 75 miles south-east of Tucson, Arizona, is the only advanced mining project in the United States as of 2023 that could produce two federally designated critical minerals—manganese and zinc—as well as silver and lead. The project has the potential to help power the nation’s clean energy future, strengthen the domestic supply chain of critical minerals, grow the local economy, and improve lives in Santa Cruz County and the surrounding community for generations to come. 



  • Annual short-term incentive bonus that recognizes both your individual performance and the overall success of the business.
  • When you choose to contribute more into your retirement savings, South32 will match it up to a certain percentage.
  • South32 provides you with 4 weeks paid time off.
  • 12 weeks full-paid parental leave for primary carers and 2 weeks full-paid parental leave for secondary carers



This role is a (Permanent) position from Hermosa Site (Patagonia, Az).


As the (Lateral Development Coordinator), you will ensure that contractors mining crews will align with site environmental, health, safety, and loss control systems; promote a culture of fair and transparent relationships with not only contractor crews but the project team as well; ensure that proper training and continuous improvement are integrated into the project execution; perform various QA/QC roles such as data collection; assist with rock mass classification decisions; and perform other duties as assigned. 


Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Manage Contractors on a daily basis and ensure that work is always executed in a safe manner
  • Ensure that project construction activities are completed in conformity with South32 policies, procedures and plans.
  • Assist with preparation of Sourcing Strategies for majoir work packages as required
  • Prepare daily, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Implement Remedial recovery action plans as required


About You

You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Technical Degree (Construction or Similar) and appropriate Trade qualifications.  Experience in lieu of degree will be considered
  • Drive company vehicle and be covered under company insurance
  • 5 to 7 years of supervisory experience in mining or mine site construction management preferred;
  • Experience managing and coordinating project logistics;
  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  

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