Mining Engineer - Production Planning


Posted on:  22nd Feb 2024


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. 


Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails, magnificent jarrah forests and the food and wine heartland of the South-West and Peel Regions of Western Australia.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future and is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500+ workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer. 


  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Options for additional superannuation contributions
  • Become a shareholder of South32 through our share plans
  • 26 weeks full paid, or 52 weeks half-paid parental leave for primary carers


This role is a permanent position that is DIDO daily, from our Boddington Bauxite Mine, which is located a short drive from the community of Boddington (10 minutes), Pinjarra (50 minutes), the City of Mandurah (1 hour) and the City of Armadale (1 hour).

Reporting to the Mine Production Planning Superintendent, you will work collaboratively towards the delivery of high-quality solutions for the production, development and rehabilitation activities at our bauxite mine.

Key responsibilities in this role will include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Provide and implement designs, including pit and dump design, rehabilitation and haul roads
  • Use your scheduling skills to produce Short/Medium Term schedules to drive innovative solutions
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with and provide guidance to the Mine Operations team
  • Ensure that South32 Health and Safety standards are embedded in all outputs to guarantee everyone goes home safe and well


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:  

  • A commitment to safety and continuous improvement
  • Experience in mine design, planning and scheduling surface mining operations
  • 1-2 years of prior Mining Engineer/Graduate experience
  • Expert with mine design and scheduling software packages (Vulcan and XACT)
  • Relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills

Qualifications for this position are:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering (or equivalent with relevant experience)

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. 

The job advert will close on 21st March 2024.

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