Field Technicians

9 Jun 2022

OceanaGold's Macraes Mine is seeking Field Technicians to join the exploration team. The ideal candidate will be a team player who collaborates with colleagues, in alignment with OceanaGold's Purpose, Vision and Values. Macraes is the largest mining operation in New Zealand, employing 650 people, offering excellent career development opportunities.

The role

This is an entry level mining position, working an attractive seven days on seven days off, seven nights on seven nights off roster. You will be learning about ore samples, health and safety, and an aspect of the gold mining industry. On the job support and mentoring goes hand in hand with the experience you will bring to this field-based role.This role provides important support to our Open Pit mining team

Key tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • Following set processes to collect samples onsite
  • Communicating any issues relating to the quality of the samples
  • Assisting with housekeeping and maintenance of storage facilities
  • Data entry and administration
  • Ensuring all incidents and hazards are reported

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Have a genuine interest in the mining industry
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weathers
  • Have reasonable fitness
  • Be comfortable using MS Office
  • Have completed a minimum of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Be able to communicate within a team environment
  • Hold a full, clean, current driver's licence and must be comfortable driving a manual vehicle over rough terrain

Who are we?

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Why work for us?

Work for New Zealand's largest mining operation, with the lifestyle of a seven on, seven off roster, rotating between nights and days. Free employee bus service from Dunedin and Oamaru to site. Excellent career development opportunities.

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:

Applications close on Thursday, 30 June 2022. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

No applications from employment agencies will be accepted.

Work Type:
New Zealand
Macraes Operations
Date expires:
30 Jun 2022
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