Newmont Inc. | tanami, NT, AU

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At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The role

Reporting to the Mining Supervisor, the Nipper will support the Jumbo Operator and Service Crew to carry out underground drilling operations for development blasting, ground support and sampling works within the mine. You will contribute to, and participate in, a flexible and motivated team who are committed to the achievement of quality production goals. You will operate within the shift to ensure optimum productivity in a safe and efficient manner.

Our teams are committed to working safely together through clear communication, effective training processed and by following approved procedures.

The role is based in Tanami and offers a 2/2 FIFO roster from Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs or Brisbane.

The person
  • Compentent in bolt and mesh, and boring.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Previous experience Underground.
  • Sound knowledge, skills and experience in underground mining.
  • Proven ability to recognise and follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work rotating day and night shifts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe working environment.

To be considered for the role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current drivers license, provide a recent national police clearance and pass a pre-employment medical.

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Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont

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