Underground Production Engineer – residential mining, Waihi NZ

14 Jan 2022

OceanaGold's Waihi Mine is seeking a Production Engineer to join the team. The ideal candidate will be a team player who contributes to the achievement of production targets, in alignment with OceanaGold's Purpose, Vision and Values. Waihi is an expanding gold mining operation, therefore there are excellent opportunities of career progression.

The role

We are currently looking for a motivated Underground Production Engineer to join the Technical Services team and play a key role at our Waihi Operation. Reporting to the Underground Senior Engineer you will be responsible for drill and blast designs, blasthub management and production planning and monitoring.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Ensure all stope designs are completed in advance of extraction
  • Manage explosive supplies and Magazine compliance
  • Plan weekly and daily production activities in line with longer term plans and monitor progress against the same
  • Complete designs for all service and miscellaneous holes required by operations

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering
  • One to three years experience in an underground mining environment
  • Confident communication, documentation and computer skills are required
  • Full and current driver's licence, ability to drive manual vehicles

Who are we?

Check us out: https://oceanagold.com/

Why work for us?

Live and work in Waihi, NZ. Enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and stunning scenery of the Coromandel region. Enjoy a competitive salary, bonus and free Southern Cross healthcare. Relocation assistance is also available.

About the company

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our website: www.careers.oceanagold.com

Applications close Friday, January 28 2022. Shortlisting will commence immediately.


Work Type:
New Zealand
Waihi Operations
Date expires:
28 Jan 2022
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